Smart rollator motivates elderly to exercise more

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and Orton are exploring the benefits and impacts of technology in motivating seniors to increase physical activity. This is being done in the new MoveRoll project, funded by the Academy ...

Major gains still to be made in quality of arm prostheses

Approximately 4,000 people in the Netherlands are affected by arm damage: they have to do without the use of their hand or part of their hand, their forearm or even a complete arm. The majority of these people have a prosthesis. ...

Even as two-year-olds, girls are more independent and sociable

Girls of two and a half years of age are more capable of feeding and dressing themselves, they are better at participating in circle time in kindergarten, and they are out of nappies earlier than boys of the same age. This ...

The social and political impact of an everyday utopia

New research by Professor Davina Cooper from the University of Kent presents an argument for the political value of everyday utopias - a term developed to capture the way different kinds of organisations, spaces and networks ...

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