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Ageing and Wellbeing

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10 finalists chosen for dare-to-dream Medtech Design Challenge (PureWick)

PureWick For Women

How does the device work? A perforated, contoured tube wrapped in wicking material (a “Wick”) is positioned comfortably between a female user’s legs. It is meant to snugly hug, but not enter, the perineum. Urine is captured… Read more →

Philips Lifeline GoSafe Medical Alert Service Now Live

Philips is finally releasing its Lifeline GoSafe personal alert system after previewing it at CES almost two years ago. Similar to other “I’ve fallen and I can’t get up” devices, it lets the user press one button to quickly get in… Read more →

Vibratory insoles improve balance stability for elderly fallers

Findings published in the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation show that imperceptible vibratory stimulation applied to the soles of the feet improved balance by reducing postural sway and gait variability in elderly study participants. The vibratory stimulation is delivered… Read more →

University and NTU Singapore to push the frontier in ageing innovations

In the near future, smart wearable technologies will make it easier for the elderly to continue living independently, while enabling their children and caregivers to ensure their safety and daily health and well-being are properly monitored.

A potential solution could… Read more →

Signing robot developed as chatty companion for the elderly

Following in the footsteps of Hiroshi Ishiguro’s eerily lifelike creations, Toshiba introduced its very own take on the human-looking droid at Japan’s CEATAC electronics trade show this week. The communication android has been built to communicate in Japanese sign language,… Read more →

Nearly Half of All Seniors Need Help With Daily Activities, Far More Than We Thought

Nearly 18 million older adults, or nearly half of everyone 65 and older, report that they need some assistance with routine daily activities. That’s significantly more than generally believed and suggests that the burden on families and the overall care… Read more →

HelloSpoon Mealtime Robot Helps Those That Can’t Feed Themselves

Old age and disease can make it difficult to use upper extremities, often leaving people who can’t use dining utensils to rely on others to feed them. Luis Garcia, a mechanical engineer in Mexico, has developed a new device that… Read more →

Remote healthcare for an aging population

An aging population and an increased incidence of debilitating illnesses such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease means there is pressure on technology to offer assistance with healthcare – monitoring and treatment. Research points to remote monitoring as offering a way… Read more →

Aging Process Delayed by ‘Remote Control’

UCLA biologists have identified a gene that can slow the aging process throughout the entire body when activated remotely in key organ systems.

Working with fruit flies, the life scientists activated a gene called AMPK that is a key energy… Read more →


Why age reduces stem cells’ ability to repair muscle

As we age, stem cells throughout our bodies gradually lose their capacity to repair damage, even from normal wear and tear. Researchers from the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute and University of Ottawa have discovered the reason why this decline occurs… Read more →

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