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Exosuit improves metabolic rate

Scientists Develop Exosuit that Improves Metabolic Rate of Walking and Running

When walking or running, our gaits cover a wide range of speeds. For example, we may take a leisurely walk in the park, but when we face danger we run for our lives. In the past, researchers have developed exosuits that help with rehabilitation and assist workers in doing heavy labor. Assisting walking and running […]
European pharma gait detection sensor

European Researchers Team Up with Pharma Companies to Develop Gait Detecting Sensor

A slower walking pace or more variable stride may indicate cognitive decline, according to several studies presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference. Now researchers from all over Europe have partnered up with the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA) to develop sensor technology that assesses the loss in mobility. Related This Smart […]
Smart cane activity tracker

This Smart Cane Can Double as an Activity Tracker for the Elderly

For people who use a cane, it’s very difficult to track their activity with a wrist-worn wearable. Researchers at the University of Malaga (UMA) in Spain have now developed a novel cane that provide a range of important data while the user simply uses the cane and not do anything about tracking activity. Read more […]
FeetMe Novartis MS gait

FeetMe, Novartis Collaboration Aims to Study Gait of Multiple Sclerosis Patients

The style and the pace of our walk can be influenced by both our physical and mental states. For example, a person with heart disease or Alzheimer’s walks slower than normal people. Some conditions make their mark on a person’s walking style in other ways, such as asymmetrical steps and uneven distribution of weight over […]
Google fit new design

Google Fit Gets a Brand New Design with New Health-Tracking Rings

Google has revealed a redesign for its fitness tracking app called Google Fit. The new design focus is on closing rings, much like Apple (and the rest). According to Google, the rings are centered around health recommendations from the American Heart Association (AHA) and the World Health Organization (WHO). Every day, Google Fit encourage users […]