Canadian researchers develop a Smart Suite equipped with mHealth tools

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Researchers from Canada use mHealth tech to help improve home life of seniors. A research team at the University of Manitoba is using a $50,000 grant to develop a Smart Suite, which equips living quarters with mHealth tools and platforms designed to monitor the activities of the occupants. The purpose of the project is to enable seniors to live longer in their homes and provide care providers with extra opportunities for remote patient monitoring. The technology will detect the occupants’ activities, time, location and more. The Smart Suite is backed…

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BioStamp nPoint to be used in new CNS disease research

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MC10 is collaborating with the University of Rochester to advance medical research. MC10, Inc. the company behind the innovative mhealth wearable device BioStamp nPoint, is collaborating with researchers from the University of Rochester. The collaboration will use MC10’s wearable system for the purpose of advancing methods of assessing Central Nervous System (CNS) diseases. The research will specifically focus on assessing the disease progression of movement disorders. BioStamp nPoint is a system of wearable sensors that collects health data. More specifically, according to MC10, it is an “FDA 510(k) cleared medical…

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Smartphone games could help give early indication of cognitive decline

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Popular mobile games could help in the detection of serious conditions like dementia. More than just a fun pastime, researchers are finding that smartphone games like Tetris, Candy Crush Saga and Fruit Ninja could provide doctors with the advantage of spotting early signs of cognitive decline in their patients, including signs indicating the onset of serious brain disorders like dementia. An individual’s motions while playing certain mobile games correlates with their brain function. The new research, which was led by the University of Kent, investigated the link between patterns of tap,…

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Wearable tech to help monitor exercise levels of people at high risk of diabetes

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Thousands in England to benefit from new digital health program. A digital program involving wearable tech has been introduced in England to help prevent thousands from contracting type 2 diabetes. Using the technology, the digital health program will assist in monitoring the exercise levels of those who participate. Type 2 diabetes is on the rise in England. According to the National Health Service (NHS), thousands of people in the country are at risk of contracting the disease, which has been rapidly spreading in recent years due to the obesity epidemic.…

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Newly developed responsive contact lenses allows wearer to zoom in and out

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Scientists from the US and China have collaborated to develop an innovative soft contact lens. The responsive contact lenses were created by a team of soft materials experts from the University of California-San Diego and Harbin Institute of Technology in China. The one-of-a-kind soft contact lenses are capable of changing their focal length at the signal of the wearer. The contact lens wearer can zoom in and out of focus with a couple blinks of their eye. The responsive contact lenses that have the power to zoom in and out…

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