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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

REHACARE Forum: Medical aid supply from the perspective of the parties involved

( Source: REHACARE.de )

[25/09/2014] Supplying patients with medical aids is not just a concern for the patients themselves; health insurance companies, organizations and suppliers are also involved in the process. This is why various representatives are going to look into the subject of "Medical Aid Supply from Prescription to Delivery from the Perspective of the Parties Involved" during the new REHACARE Forum on September 25, 2014.REHACARE Forum: Medical aid supply from the perspective of the parties involved - Read more

Sensory REHACARE: help with hearing and seeing

Experiencing life with all your senses – unfortunately, not everyone is able to do this. This is why there are different kinds of assistive devices, counseling and services that are meant to assist people with sensory disabilities. At REHACARE 2014, sensory disabilities are also once again a topic. Two theme parks offer many delights for the eyes and ears in Hall 5.Sensory REHACARE: help with hearing and seeing - Read more

Wireless connectivity for hearing aids

Photo: Smartphone with different apps [22/09/2014] Wireless connectivity allows people to connect their hearing aids with a wide range of mobile devices which have become an essential part of modern life – from MP3 player to TV and mobile phones – and to stay connected to the audible world around them.Wireless connectivity for hearing aids - Read more

Avatars make the Internet sign to deaf people

Photo: Avatars and real person signing [01/09/2014] Animated online characters display content in sign language. This new method is supposed to make Internet content accessible for deaf people. In the long term, deaf people would be able to use the technique to communicate on online platforms via sign language. To realize the technique, users would only need readily available devices.Avatars make the Internet sign to deaf people - Read more

 
 

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