Posts Tagged "health"

Healthy Viewing: New Screen Time Guidelines for Kids

How much screen time is healthy for kids? Parents who are unsure of the answer can turn to a new set of guidelines put forth by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). The new recommendations outline how much time kids

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Alzheimer’s detected before symptoms via new eye technology

Scientists may have overcome a major roadblock in the development of Alzheimer’s therapies by creating a new technology to observe ― in the back of the eye ― progression of the disease before the onset of symptoms. Clinical trials are

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How Technology Can Deliver Broad Improvements in Health Care

As director of the Institute for Population Health Improvement at the University of California, Davis, Kenneth W. Kizer brings plenty of experience in the use of technology to help manage large populations. A physician by training who is board-certified in

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Using Technology to Improve Stroke Rehabilitation

Technological innovation in healthcare rehabilitation could hold the key to transforming the lives of thousands of stroke survivors by helping them to get back on their feet. By using wearable ‘haptic bracelet’ devices, we’re aiming to cultivate an innovative method

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Body sensors, Uber care and prescription apps: How medical technology is going to make 100 the new 60

Medical technology pioneers believe that 100 years of age will become the new 60 as scientific breakthroughs, software and gadgets extend and improve our lives quickly. This may seem implausible, but med tech iterates as quickly as does information technology.

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Home care robotics market set to quadruple

A new report from ABI Research forecasts an explosion in the home care robotics market, which will more than quadruple, reaching $5.9B by 2025. Home care robotics is a broad sector and consists of a number of products focused on

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Tech can help the elderly…if they use it

Bev Dutro’s 82-year-old mother has trouble remembering things. Sometimes she can’t recall what she wore or who visited her last. Dutro and her two siblings found caring for their mother, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s five years ago, increasingly difficult.

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Robot Companions Being Developed to Help Care for Dementia Patients

As amazing — and somewhat terrifying — robotic advances lead us toward the replacement of humans in the workforce, a university in Singapore is focusing on humanoids to help care for dementia patients. Humanoid Nadine is both modeled and named

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U-M neurosurgeons ‘creating the OR of the future’

It can be difficult to see everything necessary, and in great detail, during brain tumor surgery. Often, a neurosurgeon is choosing between breadth (microscope glasses known as “loupes”) and depth (a microscope sitting outside the surgical field) as the surgery

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Knee pain? Achy joints? Passive bionic devices are coming

Given enough time, all machines will break. Your body is a complex machine. Ergo … Engineers have long tried to improve on our perishable meaty parts. Tools, weapons, and armor came first. Powered exoskeletons have emerged in the last five

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