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Photo: Medical person talking on a couch with an elderly woman with Parkinson's disease; Copyright: DC_Studio


In-home wireless device tracks disease progression in Parkinson's patients


Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and other institutes have unveiled a home-use device that can monitor a patient's movements and gait speed to assess the severity of Parkinson's disease, the progression of the disease and the patient's response to medication.
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The need for less waste and more recycling in diabetes technology


A presentation at this year's annual meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes highlighted the need for sustainability in diabetes. Waste generated by diabetes products should be reduced. In the U.S., the Diabetes Technology Society (DTS) is spearheading efforts to reduce diabetes-related waste.
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High school students with disabilities achieve better outcomes in inclusive academic settings


A study from the Indiana University examines results of special education placements in Indiana schools. The result was that high school students with disabilities who spent 80% of their instructional time in general education classrooms performed better on state reading and math tests.
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Photo: Woman makes a recording of another woman's ear with digital equipment. Both can be seen from the back. On the screen you can see the ear. Copyright: Reba Lean

Telehealth makes hearing health care more equitable


Digital health solutions can enhance audiology services in clinical and research settings. Research teams are currently expanding several hearing health audiological studies they have conducted in rural Alaska. Remote technology can provide quality health care access regardless of location, make clinical studies more robust and representative.
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Photo: The booth of ReWalk with many exoskeletons and visitors at the fair REHACARE 2019. Copyright: Messe Düsseldorf / Constanze Tillmann

German Federal Social Court Schedules Hearing on Classification of Exoskeleton Medical Devices


ReWalk Robotics, a manufacturer of robotic medical devices for people with lower extremity disabilities, has announced that the German Federal Social Court is scheduling a hearing on the classification of exoskeleton medical devices for people with spinal cord injuries.
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