Innovative smart sensing devices promise to boost mobility and quality of life for the elderly, reduce healthcare costs and even give sports people an edge through more effective training. The wireless devices are currently being sold by McRoberts, a Netherlands-based company that developed them as part of the SensAction-AAL project, an EU-funded initiative to create remote mobility monitoring solutions coordinated by the University of Bologna. Unlike many health monitoring systems that require multiple sensors as well as separate components for data storage and transmission, the DynaPort Hybrid device and MoveMonitor application developed by the SensAction-AAL researchers carry out movement sensing, data collection and data transmission in a single compact package.
CBS News' 60 Minutes reports on delays and wrongful denials of disability claims by the Department of Veterans Affairs. "There is a sacred tradition in the military: leave no one behind on the battlefield. But many veterans are beginning to believe their country has left them behind at home, once they're out of uniform and in need of help." "Last year, $30 billion ... - one third of the VA's total budget - was paid in disability compensation to nearly three million veterans. To receive a disability benefit, a veteran has to be honorably discharged" and have a service-related disability. The claim form is 23 pages long, which Michael Walcoff, the VA's deputy undersecretary for benefits, says probably "goes beyond just what is required.
Remotely monitored in-home virtual reality videogames improved hand function and forearm bone health in teens with hemiplegic cerebral palsy, helping them perform activities of daily living such as eating, dressing, cooking, and other tasks for which two hands are needed. "While these initial encouraging results were in teens with limited hand and arm function due to perinatal brain injury, we suspect using these games could similarly benefit individuals with other illness that affect movement, such as multiple sclerosis, stroke, arthritis and even those with orthopedic injuries affecting the arm or hand, " said Meredith R. Golomb, M.
Rotator cuff injuries are some of the most common problems in sports people. However, this problem also affects common people who perform different physical activities. In general, this sort of damage occurs when the shoulder does repetitive and demanding movements like lifting boxes, throwing balls, or any similar movements. Some of the most common problems in the shoulder are known as tendonitis, tears, and bursitis. These problems are the result of excessive use of muscles and tendons surrounding the shoulder. Moreover, these problems may occur suddenly in older people who have specific physical conditions. Regardless of patient, this kind of injury always causes a dull pain in the shoulder's core.
Coming up with the right shoulder rotator cuff exercises depends really on what you are trying to achieve. Having a healthy rotator cuff is key to overall shoulder health and strength so exercising them and keeping them healthy makes perfect sense. The cuff is a group of four muscles that surround the shoulder helping to stabilise the joint. There main roles are to pull the head of the humerus into the socket of the shoulder and to help with rotational movement. If you rotate your arm like a windmill, all of this group of muscles will come into play. Lifting your arm out to the side or front puts the most strain on them. This is why this movement is painful when you have damaged a rotator cuff.
A properly designed protocol of rotator cuff tendonitis exercises is the best and most effective treatment to restore the shoulder joint to pain free full flexibility. Anti inflammatories have their time and place, but are not a long term solution to this disorder, since they are just what they are, medicaments curing the symptoms, pain and inflammation, not the root cause. The root cause of Tendonitis is the inflammation of the rotator cuff muscles tendons which in turn is caused by an excessive friction over the bursa, a fluid filled sack over which the tendons slide to prevent them from rubbing against the shoulder bare bones. Normally this set up works fine, however it can occasionally go wrong when extra stress is induced, such as in over use or repetitive motions.