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New Webinar Available: Harnessing Technology to Improve How Children with Cerebral Palsy Use Their Hands


Author:  CCSATC & David Hobbs

Published By:  CCSATC

Published on:  4 July, 2016

In this webinar, David Hobbs from Flinders University will discuss technologies that will enhance lives and in particular improve hand function of children with cerebral palsy.

Please follow the link below to access the webinar: 

Harnessing Technology to Improve How Children with Cerebral Palsy Use Their Hands 

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Added by Imogen Guiney · 1 year ago

Driving Mobility & Independence through the use of Smart Assistive Technology



Author:  CCSATC & ReWalk

Published By:  CCSATC

Published on:  21 April, 2016

In this webinar Kristee Shepherd and Genny Kroll-Rosen from ReWalk discuss the prevalence of spinal injuries and the role that Smart Assistive Technology can play for Service Providers and Consumers. The use of exoskeleton technology is highlighted in this webinar as well as demonstrations of this technology in deployment. The presenters also explore the economic impact and future possibilities of Smart Assistive Technologies in the area of mobility for those with spinal injuries.



Category: Mobility Videos

Added by Nathaniel Hickey · 1 year ago

How Playing 3D Video Games Could Help Boost Memory


Author: Honor Whiteman

Published By: Medilexicon International Ltd.

Published On: 12 December 2015


Good news for all of you video game buffs out there; a new study finds playing 3D video games may help boost memory, possibly opening the door to a new way to maintain cognitive functioning as we age.

 

Video games are not normally viewed in a positive light in terms of health; previous studies have claimed they promote sedentary behavior, while violent video games have been linked to aggressive behavior and reduced self-control.

 

Increasingly, however, researchers are finding video games may have some benefits. Earlier this year, Medical News Today reported on a study that found Tetris could reduce cravings, while other research suggested story-based video games could help people with autism.

 

Now, researchers from the University of California-Irvine (UCI) suggest the benefits of video games could reach even further, possibly helping people with dementia or other conditions associated with memory loss.

 

They publish their findings in The Journal of Neuroscience.

 

3D video games improved memory performance by 12%

 

Study coauthors Craig Stark and Dane Clemenson, of the Center for the Neurobiology of Learning & Memory at UCI, asked a number of non-gamer college students to play one of two video games for 30 minutes daily for 2 weeks - either the 2D game "Angry Birds" or the 3D game "Super Mario 3D world."

 

Students took part in memory tests both before and after the 2-week gaming period, which involved them viewing images of specific everyday objects. They were then shown images of the same objects, new objects and objects that differed slightly from the original images and were asked to categorize each one.

 

Such tests engage the hippocampus - the brain region associated with memory and learning - according to Stark, and previous studies he conducted showed that the ability to perform well on such tests reduces as we age.

 

Compared with students who played the 2D game over the 2-week period, those who played the 3D game improved memory performance by around 12%.

 

To put this in context, the team notes that between the ages of 45-70, memory performance normally reduces by around 12%, suggesting that 3D video games could help maintain cognitive functioning as we age.

 

But why do 3D video games appear to boost memory while 2D games do not?

 

3D games may increase neuronal growth, signaling in the hippocampus

 

Previous studies by Clemenson and colleagues found rodents that explored an environment showed increased neuronal growth and signaling in the hippocampus, and the team notes there are similarities between the environment the rodents explored and the 3D game the students played.

 

Stark explains that 3D games contain more spatial information than 2D, giving the player more to explore. What is more, 3D games are significantly more complex, meaning the player has more to learn.

 

Stark adds that video games activate cognitive processes, including visual, spatial, attentional, motivational and emotional processes, as well as critical thinking, problem-solving and working memory.

 

"It's quite possible that by explicitly avoiding a narrow focus on a single [...] cognitive domain and by more closely paralleling natural experience, immersive video games may be better suited to provide enriching experiences that translate into functional gains," he explains.

 

Next, the team plans to determine whether 3D video games or other real-world exploration experiences can help reverse cognitive declines in older individuals.

 

"Can we use this video game approach to help improve hippocampus functioning? It's often suggested that an active, engaged lifestyle can be a real factor in stemming cognitive aging," says Stark. "While we can't all travel the world on vacation, we can do many other things to keep us cognitively engaged and active. Video games may be a nice, viable route."

 

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/303789.php

Category: Future Trends & Possibilies International Perspectives Research Smart AT General Videos Virtual Environments

Added by Lisa Kelly · 1 year ago

Live Forum: Virtual Reality Session with leading developers and Service Providers


Presented by: Norman Wang from Opaque Multimedia, Ben Sheehan from Altish, Stewart Koplick from Endeavour

Recorded On: 12 January 2016

This Live Forum was specifically held and recorded for the Community Care Smart Assistive Technology Collaborative Platform.  

This forum's aim was to provide attendees with the opportunity to hear from leading experts and Service Providers and have the opportunity to engage directly through an interactive online forum.

Introduced by Anne Livingstone, Expert Reference Group Chair, National Chair of Australian Aged Care Industry Technology Council National Home Care Group and Research& Development Lead for Community Resourcing.

This is part of a series of sessions being facilitated by Community Resourcing for the Community Care Smart Assistive Technology Collaborative












Category: Virtual Environments Videos

Added by Ash-Lee Hall · 1 year ago

Online hub developed to assist people with hearing loss


Author/s: Natasha Egan

Published By: Technology Review

Published On: November 16, 2015

A new website aims to provide a one-stop hub for people who are deaf, hard of hearing or speech-impaired to discover new technology and learn from experts and peers about which products may help them.

Techfinder has been developed by not-for-profit organisation Conexu Foundation, which seeks advances in communication technology to improve the connectedness of deaf, hard of hearing and speech impaired Australians through education, research and advocacy.

Conexu chief strategy officer Rachel McKay said one in six Australians is affected by hearing loss but surveys show half of them were unaware of the myriad tech products and communication tools that could help. That, or they were simply overwhelmed by the constantly evolving technology now available, she said.

The website has been designed with the input of focus groups to make it useful and user-friendly and draws on the knowledge of experts at the cutting-edge of technology around the world to provide the latest information.

Techfinder aims to respond to the day-to-day needs of people and addresses all aspects of a person’s life from learning to working and socialising.

Site features include:

product reviews

tech resources

blogs

forums

how-to guides

ideo tutorials

Visit www.techfinder.org.au or www.conexu.net.au for more information or watch an explanation video, which is available in audio and Auslan versions: Welcome to Techfinder.org.au Video



To view the original article go to:  Technology Review


Category: Hearing Videos

Added by Ash-Lee Hall · 1 year ago

Webinar: Do CHANGE, European Smart Assistive Technology Project Disrupting and Empowering Individuals


Author: Sander van Berlo

Published by: Community Resourcing

Date of Publication: October 7th, 2015


Dr. Eleanor Horton chairs this webinar presented by Sander van Berlo, who informs us of his project Do CHANGE. The primary goal of the Do CHANGE (Cardiac Health Advanced New Generation Ecosystem) project is to develop a health ecosystem for integrated disease management for hypertensive and cardiac patients. This ground breaking system – which will be adaptable for other health and social issues – will give people access to a set of personalised health services that directly respond to a range of measurements and situations. It integrates the latest behaviour change techniques with inputs from new portable tools that scan food and fluid intake, monitor behaviours and measure clinical parameters in normal living situations.


The webinar can be viewed at 



Category: Future Trends & Possibilies International Perspectives Videos

Added by Tony Shaw · 1 year ago

Webinar: User Centered and Experiential Approaches to Designing Smart Assistive Technology


Presented by: Sander van Berlo, Director at Onmi B.V., the Netherlands

Recorded On: 2 October 2015

This webinar was specifically held and recorded for the Community Care Smart Assistive Technology Collaborative Platform.  Introduced by Eleanor Horton,  Expert Reference Group member and Senior Lecturer in Nursing at the University of the Sunshine Coast.

This is part of a series of sessions being facilitated by Community Resourcing for the Community Care Smart Assistive Technology Collaborative.



Category: Connected Health International Perspectives Mobile Technologies Research Videos

Added by Ash-Lee Hall · 1 year ago

Webinar: Do Change, European Smart Assistive Technology Project Disrupting and empowering individuals


Presented by: Sander van Berlo, Director at Onmi B.V., the Netherlands

Recorded On: 2 October 2015

This webinar was specifically held and recorded for the Community Care Smart Assistive Technology Collaborative Platform.  Introduced by Eleanor Horton,  Expert Reference Group member and Senior Lecturer in Nursing at the University of the Sunshine Coast.

This is part of a series of sessions being facilitated by Community Resourcing for the Community Care Smart Assistive Technology Collaborative.







Category: Connected Health International Perspectives Mobile Technologies Research Videos

Added by Ash-Lee Hall · 1 year ago

Technologies for Dementia Care in the Home


An informative webinar presented by Dr. Carrie Peterson on how the use of technology can assist with dementia care in the home.

About Carrie Peterson:

Carrie Peterson, PhD, has degrees in Human Services, Psychology, Gerontology, and her PhD thesis in Engineering was on Quality of Life and technology in dementia care. Carrie has been a volunteer, private carer, worked in day care programs, hospice, and in research over the past 30 years. She is an independent consultant in aging, long-term care, and dementia services. Carrie has worked with private families, long-term care facilities, universities, businesses, start-ups, research centers, Non-Governmental Organizations, and health and social care services in Denmark. Carrie focuses on innovation in dementia care, working to develop and evaluate health and social care services for people and families living with dementia. 

Click the link below to view the webinar:


Category: International Perspectives Smart AT General Videos

Added by Elizabeth Dodd · 1 year ago

OrCam - See for yourself


 Author: Jack Regan

Published By: CNN Money

Published On: August 2016

OrCam is an intuitive portable device with a smart camera designed to assist people who are visually impaired.

To view the companies video go to;  


The product was also featured on CNN Money http://money.cnn.com/video/technology/2015/07/17/orcam-smart-glasses-for-blind.cnnmoney/

Category: Videos Vision

Added by Ash-Lee Hall · 1 year ago

Wheel-I-Am


 Author: Feros Care

Published By: Feros Care 

Published:  2016


Known as is Wheel-I-Am, is Feros Care’s latest recruit and is essentially an iPad mounted on a miniature Segway base.

The concept is simple – to keep seniors socially connected by using technology so residents who are less mobile and unable to go on social outings can still be part of the fun.

To view more information go to: http://www.feroscare.com.au/home-page/wheel-i-am/

Or watch the video: 


 

Category: Communication Future Trends & Possibilies Mobility Robotics Videos

Added by Ash-Lee Hall · 1 year ago

The Future of Driverless Cars


Author: The Daily Conversation

Published By: Youtube

Published On: 4 February 2015


Autonomous vehicles have made significant progress in the last decade and should be available to buy very soon. In this TDC mini-doc, The Daily Conversation look at the history of "self-driving" vehicles, where the industry is today, and what our roads will look like in the future.

View the video here;


Category: Transport Videos Future Trends & Possibilies

Added by Ash-Lee Hall · 1 year ago

Influencing Factors in the Design of Smart Homes for Persons with Disabilities


UTARI collaborated with H-E-B and Operation Finally Home to provide technology and research integration of automated and robotic devices in home settings.  In 2014, we supported the development of two (2) Smart Homes to benefit wounded warriors. Read more about the HEB Project here.


https://youtu.be/LHLK62FL-VQ


This video features Mike McNair 

Mike McNair is the Automation and Intelligent Systems Director at The University of Texas at Arlington Research Institute (UTARI).  He joined the Research Institute in October 2013 initially overseeing the research in Unmanned Systems and Assistive Technologies; his responsibilities were later expanded to include oversight in Advanced Manufacturing and Sensor Development.

McNair received a Bachelor’s degree in Physics from Texas A&M University in 1982.  He later received a Master’s degree in Systems Engineering from The George Washington University in 2013.  He also holds an active membership with the Program Management Institute (PMI) with a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.  His direct unmanned systems experience includes the dual roles of Chief Architect and Chief Software Engineer on a large UGV and UAV System of Systems effort from the U.S. Army.  Included in his background is engineering and project leadership across multiple engineering and application domains.  McNair has authored or coauthored multiple journal and conference publications, is a current member of the SAE AS-4 (JAUS) standards group and has presented at several industry conferences and symposiums.

Category: Connected Health Mobile Technologies Robotics Smart Homes & Environmental Controls Videos

Added by Elizabeth Dodd · 1 year ago

Shifting attitudes with Assistive Technology


Author: NDIS 

Published By: National Disability Insurance Scheme

Published On: 3 December 2014

A Webinar by the NDIS from 2014

"In celebration of International Day of People with Disability (IDPWD), the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) hosted ‘Shifting attitudes with assistive technology’, a webinar on assistive technology and the opportunities it can provide for social, economic and community participation. Live viewers tuned in to the webinar on Wednesday 3 December to hear NDIS staff, participants and innovators talk about their experiences, achievements and the way forward with assistive technologies. This webinar was the ninth in the series of interactive NDIS webinars, and also comprised audio, visual, live captioning and Auslan to make it widely accessible."


For more information on the webinar, see  line-height: inherit; font-size: 14px; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;">www.ndis.gov.au or call  line-height: inherit; font-size: 14px; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;">1800 800 110.


Follow the link here: http://livestream.ssc.gov.au/NDIS/December2014/

Category: Local Perspectives NDIS Videos

Added by Tony Shaw · 1 year ago