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WSU smart home tests first elder care robot
A robot created by Washington State University scientists could help elderly people with dementia and other limitations live independently in their own homes.
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Tokyo 2020: 180,000 apply to be volunteers
The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games has revealed that 186,101 applications for the Volunteer Programme have been received. Volunteers will enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to provide valuable support for the operation of the Games in a variety of roles, and their contribution will be a key factor in the Games' success.
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What helps people to live well with dementia
New research has identified the factors that enable people with dementia and their carers to live as well as possible.
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Auditory testing may identify children for autism screening
A noninvasive hearing test may assist with early detection and diagnosis of autism spectrum disorders, according to research published in the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association.
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Study details development of functional skills in persons with Down syndrome
When expectant parents learn their child will be born with Down syndrome, they invariably have questions about what this diagnosis will mean for their son or daughter and for the rest of their family. A new study from investigators at MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) and colleagues in the Netherlands is providing answers to some of those questions.
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Can 'digital medicine' help children with autism and co-occurring ADHD?
Researchers at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) evaluated a digital medicine tool designed as an investigational treatment for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and co-occurring attention/deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
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Memory and cognition problems affect recovery in rehabilitation facilities
After a hospital stay, many older adults will be discharged to a skilled nursing facility to recover. The goal of this type of short-term nursing care is to help patients regain their ability to function and perform their daily activities to the best of their ability so they can return home, if possible.
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Smart apparel: Bringing wearable sensor networks to application
Xenoma, wearHEALTH, a research group from Technische Universität Kaiserslautern (TUK), and the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI), have announced a collaboration that combines smart apparel with highly-developed motion capturing technology which brings wearable sensorics close to various applications in sports, health and industry.
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Rerouting nerves during amputation reduces phantom limb pain before it starts
Doctors at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and College of Medicine are pioneering the use of primary targeted muscle reinnervation (TMR) to prevent or reduce debilitating phantom limb and stump pain in amputees.
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Autism friendly preparing for MRI scans
It's a challenging proposition for anyone: Lie flat on your back, helmet covering half of your face, in a tight-quartered MRI capsule that would make even the non-claustrophobe jittery. Then try not to move for 45 minutes. For children and adolescents with autism and low verbal and cognitive performance (LVCP), that proposition has been nearly impossible without sedation – until now.
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