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UCL INSTITUTE OF BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING

Ageing and Wellbeing

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REMPARK real-time Parkinson’s monitoring system

Researchers at Polytechnic University of Catalonia, aka BarcelonaTECH, have developed and are testing the new REMPARK (Personal Health Device for the Remote and Autonomous Management of Parkinson’s Disease) mobile Parkinson’s monitoring system. The device is worn on the side of the… Read more →

‘Smart trousers’ could replace wheelchairs

A team of roboticists from across Britain is developing a pair of ‘smart trousers’ with artificial muscles to help the elderly and disabled move around.

It’s part of a wider project titled ‘Wearable Soft Robotics for Independent Living’, which has… Read more →

Here’s Proof That Home Healthcare Market Is Growing Rapidly

As patients age, get more empowered and healthcare is not solely concentrated in clinics and hospitals, another market for medical devices and diagnostics is growing: the home healthcare market.

A new report finds that the global home healthcare market will… Read more →

Smart watch that remotely monitors real-time health status of older adults

The trend of wearable devices (smart accessories) like bracelets, sunglasses and watches, is rarely focused on the elderly population. However, Mexican Francisco Lopez-Lira Fennel, who lives in Spain, wants these devices to be used by older adults benefiting them with… Read more →

Neurotech goes global: Tens of thousands of brains coming online

NeuroVigil, the company that has developed high resolution and high throughput software algorithms to seek out changes in neurobiological activity from a single sensor, its proprietary iBrain portable neural monitor, has partnered with the American Senior Housing Association (ASHA) to… Read more →

Simple blood test could predict risk of developing dementia

Scientists at Rigshopitalet, Herlev Hospital and the University of Copenhagen identify a new biomarker that can predict the risk of developing dementia by way of a simple blood test. In the long term, this could mean better prevention and thus… Read more →

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Pacemakers with internet connection, a not-so-distant goal

The ageing of society needs new, more cost-effective solutions to improve the life quality of patients and cut the burden that is placed on the social welfare system. In modern western societies the fitting of pacemakers and implantable cardioverter defibrillators… Read more →

New technologies to help patients with Parkinson’s disease

Researchers at the UPM are testing new wearable sensor networks and mobile phone applications to monitor and manage patients with Parkinson’s disease.

The research group of Life Supporting Technologies from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) has developed a decision support… Read more →

Researchers design new app to help elderly patients reduce medication mistakes

The Calité Research group at the Miguel Hernández University (UMH) of Elche together with the Department of Statistics, Mathematics and Computer Science, have designed the app ‘Alicia’. The team collaborated with different Spanish medical centres and was coordinated by the… Read more →

Wearable airbag designed to protect seniors when they fall

For anyone who uses a car, collisions are an ever-present danger – that’s why vehicles are equipped with safety features such as airbags. For senior citizens, however, simply falling down can also result in life-changing injuries. With that in mind,… Read more →

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