Biomedical technology

A wearable sensor to help ALS patients communicate

People with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) suffer from a gradual decline in their ability to control their muscles. As a result, they often lose the ability to speak, making it difficult to communicate with others.

Surgery

Ergonomic risk factors identified for surgeons

(HealthDay)—Most surgeons report being in physical pain after performing surgery, according to a study published in the April issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Lithium monitor could improve lives of people suffering from bipolar

It is estimated that bipolar disorder affects one in 100 people and lithium remains the most effective long-term therapy for the condition. It is incredibly important to monitor lithium intake as it has a narrow therapeutic ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Combining science and design to measure our exposure to light

Daylight plays an essential role in sleep, alertness and hormone regulation. EPFL has joined forces with Geneva School of Art and Design (HEAD—Genève) to develop a wearable sensor that measures how much light an individual ...

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