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Social robots enable young people with diabetes to be more confident about their futures

Photo: Two boys with a NAO robot [17/11/2014] Social robots are helping diabetic children accept the nature of their condition and become more confident about their futures, scientists have announced following a four-and-a-half year research study.Social robots enable young people with diabetes to be more confident about their futures - Read more

Prosthetic and orthotic service in developing countries

Photo: Prosthetic and orthotic services [12/11/2014] How well do prosthetic and orthotic services work in countries characterized by poverty and civil war? Lina Magnusson, who became the first female Swedish prosthetist/orthotist with a PhD, wrote her dissertation on this topic at the School of Health Sciences, Jönköping University in Sweden.Prosthetic and orthotic service in developing countries - Read more

NEBIAS: Prosthesis with intelligent sense of touch

( Source: REHACARE.de )

Photo: Two men at arm wrestling, one wearing a prosthesis [07/11/2014] A prosthetic hand, which provides a sense of touch acute enough to handle an egg, has been completed and is now exploited by the NEBIAS project after 10 years of EU-funded research. The world’s most advanced bionic hand was tested with the help of amputee Dennis Aabo Sørensen who was able to grasp objects intuitively and identify what he was touching, while blindfolded.NEBIAS: Prosthesis with intelligent sense of touch - Read more

When hearing aid users listen to music, less is more

Photo: Young woman with headphones [05/11/2014] The type of sound processing that modern hearings aids provide to make speech more understandable for wearers may also make music enjoyment more difficult, according to a new study by the University of Colorado (CU) Boulder.When hearing aid users listen to music, less is more - Read more

Ways to boost use of multi-sensory environments in dementia care

Photo: Elderly person holding an illuminated heart item [22/10/2014] A new guide developed by two British academics has shed fresh light on the positive impact multi-sensory environments can have when caring for people with dementia. The publication has been unveiled as part of the Inside Out Festival, which showcases contributions universities make to the English capital’s cultural life.Ways to boost use of multi-sensory environments in dementia care - Read more

Detecting depressive states in the elderly with on-line monitoring devices

Photo: Elderly man sitting in an arm chair [17/10/2014] Specialists at the Autonomous Metropolitan University (UAM) of Mexico developed a system that achieved detecting depression in older adults, through monitoring their daily routine. This technology can be used as an auxiliary tool for the care of elderly people, who for various reasons, such as family abandonment of or a chronic condition, tend to fall into a depressed state.Detecting depressive states in the elderly with on-line monitoring devices - Read more

Wearable interface to make prosthetics more comfortable

Photo: Bubble actuator [13/10/2014] UT Arlington researchers have been awarded a $744,300 grant from the Department of Defense Peer Reviewed Orthapaedic Research Program to create an adaptive interface that fits between a prosthetic and a patient's limb so that the fit and comfort of the prosthetic are improved.Wearable interface to make prosthetics more comfortable - Read more

Robotic rehabilitation system adapts to the reactions of patients

Photo: Robotic rehabilitation system [08/10/2014] Teachers Biomedical Neuroengineering group of Miguel Hernández (UMH) University of Elche Nicolás García Aracil José María Sabater and have developed a new robotic rehabilitation system that adapts to the patient, and not vice versa, during the course of therapy machines.Robotic rehabilitation system adapts to the reactions of patients - Read more

New software for smart glasses provides captions for hard-of-hearing users

Photo: A hard-of-hearing person wears smart glasses [06/10/2014] A team of Georgia Institute of Technology researchers has created speech-to-text software for smart glasses that helps hard-of-hearing users with everyday conversations. A hard-of-hearing person wears smar eyewear like Google Glass while a second person speaks directly into a smartphone. The speech is converted to text, sent to Glass and displayed on its heads-up display.New software for smart glasses provides captions for hard-of-hearing users - Read more

Running and playing with disability – aids and appliances for children with motor restrictions

Children love being on the move and conquering the world on their own little feet. In many cases restrictions in mobility thereby need not be a reason for not participating in such pleasurable moments. Often it is simply a question of using the right aids and appliances so that also girls and boys with a disability can unlock new realms of experience and develop a higher degree of independence.Running and playing with disability – aids and appliances for children with motor restrictions - Read more

 
 

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