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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 ...

dateJan 22, 2018 in Engineering
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A brief history of fitness technology

Have you recently taken ownership of a shiny new activity tracking device? For many people, the essential fitness kit now includes gadgets designed not for sitting and staring at a screen, but for encouraging users to get ...

dateJan 15, 2018 in Other
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Hacking epidemics in a hyper-connected world

At the first hints of a disease outbreak, epidemiologists, health care providers, policy makers, and scientists turn to sophisticated predictive models to determine how an illness is spreading and what should be done to minimize ...

dateNov 29, 2016 in General Physics
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What digital divide? Seniors embrace social technology

Contrary to popular belief, older adults enjoy emailing, instant messaging, Facebook and other forms of social technology. Not only that, but such online networking appears to reduce seniors' loneliness and even improve their ...

dateAug 25, 2016 in Internet
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