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Bionic wheelchair could revolutionise mobility

Bionic wheelchair could revolutionise mobility

Nov 30 at 12:23pm
Researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have developed a stair climbing wheelchair with the ability to stabilise itself. It is part of a larger mobility concept that enables wheelchair users to move independently for short and medium distances.
IoT Healthcare market valued at $410 billion in 2022

IoT Healthcare market valued at $410 billion in 2022

Jun 13 at 4:52pm
A recent report from Grand View Research has predicted the global Internet of Things (IoT) in healthcare market, valued at $58.4 billion in 2014, is set to be worth $410 billion by 2022.
Good news for industry as over 65s feel financially secure

Good news for industry as over 65s feel financially secure

Feb 23 at 4:22pm
There was good news for the industry as a new Stannah survey reveals that Britain’s older people are optimistic about their financial security. That’s the conclusion from a nationwide YouGov survey of 1,000 65 and overs.
Report highlights long wait for adaptations

Report highlights long wait for adaptations

Apr 23 at 9:36am
Councils are failing to adapt the homes of disabled people within the one year legal limit, a new report from the charity Leonard Cheshire Disability has found.
Europe dominates in hospital bed market report

Europe dominates in hospital bed market report

Mar 30 at 9:20am
The global hospital beds market will reach US$ 6,731.8 million by 2020 according to a new report by Persistence Market Research.
Industry takes bashing with new stairlift sales survey

Industry takes bashing with new stairlift sales survey

Jan 23 at 9:32am
We’ve been here a number of times before of course, but suppliers in the marketplace have again been accused of poor practice as a result of a new survey conducted by Which? This time it’s the stairlift sector and according to Which? a survey of 530 stairlift customers found that 43% experienced what the organisation described as ‘at least one dodgy sales technique’.

Call for Physiotherapists in all A&E's

Call for Physiotherapists in all A&E's

Jan 07 at 4:01pm
Placing physiotherapists in every A&E department could cut waiting times, reduce admissions and save money for the NHS, according to a new briefing. Specialist physiotherapists working in that setting carry out expert assessments, order X-rays and other tests and provide immediate advice and treatment.

Study reveals actions just by thinking

Study reveals actions just by thinking

Dec 18 at 1:28pm
In another demonstration that brain-computer interface technology has the potential to improve the function and quality of life of those unable to use their own arms, a woman with quadriplegia shaped the almost human hand of a robot arm with just her thoughts to pick up big and small boxes, a ball, an oddly shaped rock, and fat and skinny tubes.

£40m funding for Centre for Ageing

£40m funding for Centre for Ageing

Dec 03 at 4:05pm
Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, has pledged £20m towards the creation of a national centre for ageing at Newcastle University in his Autumn statement. Newcastle University said the University would be matching the funding with a further £20m.

Report suggests radical homecare rethink required

Report suggests radical homecare rethink required

Dec 02 at 8:43am
A radical rethink on the commissioning of services for people receiving care at home and the terms and conditions of the homecare workforce is urgently needed, says United Kingdom Homecare Association (UKHCA) as it welcomes the publication of the Burstow Commission's report "Key to Care” on the future of the homecare workforce.

 
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