Wearable ocular technology could help those who are blind to see

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Orion is a groundbreaking medical system that uses diverse technologies to help blind individuals see again. A new wearable ocular technology called Orion has been developed by California-based Second Sight. Orion is a visual cortical prosthesis that is made up of an implant designed to communicate with a pair of smartglasses that are equipped with an affixed camera. The device was designed to provide artificial vision, with the potential to restore some form of useable vision in individuals who are completely blind. Second Sight is planning to test Orion with…

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QR code tracking system helps safely return dementia patients home

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Japan is helping to keep people with dementia safe. The country has one of the oldest populations in the world and a new QR code tracking system could help to keep those among the elderly with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia safe, by making these individuals easier to locate if they should wander off. Wearable barcode badges are distributed to dementia patients and their caregivers. It is estimated that by the year 2035, senior citizens will make up one-third of Japan’s population. With this growing elderly population comes an…

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Sea Hero Quest VR contributes significant research into Alzheimer’s disease

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The mobile VR game and its app predecessor has provided Alzheimer researchers with valuable data. In the two years that it has been on the market, Sea Hero Quest VR and the mobile app that came before it, has been producing significant and valuable data for Alzheimer’s research. A recent study has found that the virtual reality (VR) game can help detect those who are genetically at a higher risk of suffering from the disease. Sea Hero Quest has generated over 1,700 years’ worth of lab-based research. She Hero Quest…

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Google Glass shows promise as an mHealth wearable therapy for Autism

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Standford Researchers have found that Google’s smartglasses helped improve socialization in Autistic kids. Google Glass could soon be used as an mHealth wearable therapy to improve care management for children on the Autism spectrum. Researchers from Stanford University School of Medicine found that when the smartglasses were integrated with an AI platform, this digital at-home therapy helped autistic children improve their socialization skills better than standard care. The study found that children using the mHealth platform had significant improvement compared to traditional therapy. The Stanford University School of Medicine study…

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Apple wearable tech provides reliable heart rate data, says new study

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Preliminary results show that the Apple Watch offered feedback doctors and hospitals can use. A new preliminary study on Apple wearable tech showed that the device provides positive results in patient heart rate monitoring during everyday activities. The research was conducted for the Apple joint Heart Study with the School of Medicine at Stanford University. These promising results could change the way doctors monitor patent vitals when they leave the hospital. The accuracy of the feedback offered by Apple wearable tech could bring the Internet of Things into patient monitoring…

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