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Virtual walking system for re-experiencing the journey of another person
Virtual-reality researchers have developed a virtual-walking system that records a person's walking and re-plays it with vision and foot vibrations. (2019-10-16)
More aggressive blood pressure control benefits brains of older adults
The UConn Health study followed 199 hypertension patients 75 years of age and older for 3 years. (2019-10-15)
Osteoarthritis can increase your risk for social isolation
In a study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, researchers examined information from the European Project on OSteoArthritis (EPOSA) study. (2019-10-15)
Slower walkers have older brains and bodies at 45
The walking speed of 45-year-olds can be used as a marker of their aging brains and bodies. (2019-10-11)
Leg amputees feel and use the prosthesis as a real limb
The bionic prosthesis is perceived, by the brain of three leg amputees, as a real limb, allowing them to avoid falls while walking over obstacles without seeing them, climb stairs much faster and to finely place the feet in the space. (2019-10-02)
Addictive de-vices: How we can unplug from this 21st century epidemic
We spend our days looking at them, talking to them, and touching them. (2019-10-02)
Your video can ID you through walls with help of WiFi
Researchers in the lab of UC Santa Barbara professor Yasamin Mostofi have enabled, for the first time, determining whether the person behind a wall is the same individual who appears in given video footage, using only a pair of WiFi transceivers outside. (2019-09-30)
Walking speed may predict return to work in young stroke survivors
A simple test of walking speed may be a reliable tool to evaluate whether young stroke survivors are ready to return to work. (2019-09-26)
New Mersey designs show tidal barriers bring more benefits than producing clean energy
When designed holistically, tidal barrage schemes can provide additional transport links for commuters, become tourism destinations, mitigate wildlife habitat loss, as well as provide opportunities to boost people's health and wellbeing with additional options for cycling and walking, say researchers from Lancaster University and the University of Liverpool. (2019-09-24)
The problem with promoting 'responsible dog ownership'
Dog welfare campaigns that tell people to be 'responsible owners' don't help to promote behaviour change, a new University of Liverpool report suggests. (2019-09-24)
For the first time walking patterns identify specific types of dementia
Walking may be a key clinical tool in helping medics accurately identify the specific type of dementia a patient has, pioneering research has revealed. (2019-09-19)
Walking slower and pausing for rest may enable older adults to maintain outdoor mobility
The potential positive, enabling, effects of walking modifications should also be considered when older people's functional ability declines. (2019-09-18)
Stroke patients relearning how to walk with peculiar shoe
Clinical trials have been completed on a therapeutic shoe engineered to improve stroke recovery. (2019-09-17)
Brain may not need body movements to learn virtual spaces
A new study advances our understanding of how the brain learns in virtual reality, and shows that visual input, without body movement, is sufficient for learning virtual environments. (2019-09-17)
A large study indicates how cities can promote walking for travel
Coinciding with the European Mobility Week, a study performed in seven European cities focuses on walking for travel, a strategy to increase physical activity in cities. (2019-09-17)
Feeling legs again improves ampu-tees' health
Two volunteers are the first above-knee amputees in the world to feel their prosthetic foot and knee in real time. (2019-09-09)
Study: Action-oriented goals produce higher probability of purchases under tight deadlines
People on a tight deadline have stronger intentions to enact behaviors -- whether it's redeeming a coupon or following through on receiving a flu shot -- immediately after moving than after sitting, says research co-written by U. of. (2019-09-09)
High-intensity step training boosts stroke survivors' walking skills
High-intensity step training that mimics real world conditions may better improve walking ability in stroke survivors compared to traditional, low-impact training. (2019-08-22)
Physical activity at any intensity linked to lower risk of early death
Evidence shows that higher levels of physical activity -- regardless of intensity -- are associated with a lower risk of early death in middle aged and older people. (2019-08-21)
A step forward in wearable robotics: Exosuit assists with both walking and running
A soft robotic exosuit -- worn like a pair of shorts -- can make both walking and running easier for the wearer, a new study reports. (2019-08-15)
Suit up with a robot to walk and run more easily
A collaborative team at the Wyss Institute, Harvard SEAS, and the University of Nebraska Omaha reports in Science that they now have developed the first portable exosuit that can assist the extension of the hip joint during both walking and running. (2019-08-15)
Aerobic exercise programs may improve endurance, walking after stroke
Stroke survivors who completed a group-based aerobic exercise program, like cardiac rehabilitation, significantly improved their endurance and walking capacity regardless of time since stroke. (2019-08-14)
Increased troponin after exercise predicts risk of cardiovascular event
An increased concentration of cardiac troponin (a regulatory protein) in the blood after prolonged walking is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and premature death. (2019-08-13)
Reducing exposure to opioids after cesarean delivery
An effort to improve the scheduled cesarean section delivery experience found that changes to preoperative and postoperative processes can lead to reductions in opioid use without increased pain and with faster recovery, according to research from Kaiser Permanente published in the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology. (2019-08-08)
Nordic walking can provide multiple benefits for patients with breast cancer
An analysis of published studies found that Nordic walking -- a low impact aerobic activity consisting in walking with poles -- can benefit patients with breast cancer by having a positive impact on swelling, physical fitness, disability, and quality of life. (2019-08-07)
Robotic cane shown to improve stability in walking
By adding electronics and computation technology to a simple cane that has been around since ancient times, Columbia Engineering researchers have transformed it into a 21st century robotic device that can provide light-touch assistance in walking to the aged and others with impaired mobility. (2019-08-06)
Jogging and five other exercises ward off weight gain despite 'obesity genes'
For people who inherited genes that increase their chance of becoming obese, there is hope for keeping the weight off. (2019-08-01)
Slower walking speed may predict future mobility problems
Until now, there has been no ideal way for healthcare providers to measure walking ability, since it involves more than just walking speed. (2019-07-23)
Fruit flies find their way by setting navigational goals
Navigating fruit flies do not have the luxury of GPS, but they do have a kind of neural compass. (2019-07-22)
BU researchers use Twitter and AI to see who is hitting the gym
A new study led by Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) researchers and published in BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine used machine learning to find and comb through exercise-related tweets from across the United States, unpacking regional and gender differences in exercise types and intensity levels. (2019-07-18)
Harvesting energy from the human knee
Imagine powering your devices by walking. With technology recently developed by researchers at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and described in Applied Physics Letters, that possibility might not be far out of reach. (2019-07-17)
Massive potential health gains in switching to active transport -- Otago study
Swapping short car trips for walking or biking could achieve as much health gain as ongoing tobacco tax increases, according to a study from the University of Otago, New Zealand. (2019-07-17)
Elbows key for walkers' efficiency
Why do walkers hold their arms straight and runners bend the arm at the elbow? (2019-07-09)
Tiny motor can 'walk' to carry out tasks
MIT researchers have assembled microrobots from a small set of standardized components, as a step toward self-replicating systems. (2019-07-02)
Study challenges 'no pain no gain' requirement for patients with clogged leg arteries
Patients with peripheral arterial disease should be given the option of pain-free exercise, according to a study published today in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). (2019-06-20)
Can we still have fun if the UK goes carbon neutral?
Will Britain going carbon neutral mean no more fun? Experts from the University of Surrey have urged local policy makers to put in place infrastructure that will enable people to enjoy recreation and leisure while keeping their carbon footprint down. (2019-06-14)
Walking speed predicts clinical outcomes in older adults with blood cancers
How slow -- or fast -- older individuals with blood cancers are able to walk four meters (about 13 feet) holds critical information about their overall health and strongly predicts survival and unplanned hospital visits regardless of age, cancer or treatment type, or other factors, according to a new study published today in Blood. The association was strongest in those with non-Hodgkin lymphoma. (2019-06-05)
Stanford engineers develop a more stable, efficient prosthetic foot
Hiking trails and other rough terrain are especially difficult for people with prosthetic legs. (2019-05-30)
Research reveals the link between primate knuckles and hand use
Research carried out by the University of Kent has found differences between the knuckle joints of primates that will enable a better understanding of ancient human hand use. (2019-05-29)
Walking and strength training may decrease the risk of dying from liver disease
Physical activity, including walking and muscle-strengthening activities, were associated with significantly reduced risk of cirrhosis-related death, according to research presented at Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) 2019. (2019-05-19)
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