Shoe-based sensor system smartens up gait rehabilitation and therapy

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It may look like an insole, but this Smart Shoe system developed at the Mechanical Systems Control Lab at UC Berkeley could help physical therapists get their patients walking better, faster.

Sensors capture information to create a detailed picture of the patient's gait and walking abnormalities, while real-time visual feedback helps patients and therapists see and measure change and progress. The result: made-to-order physical therapy routines for maximum impact.

Mar 20, 2015; iDASH External Webinar; Amalio Telenti

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Privacy issues when looking for a needle in a genomic haystack Amalio Telenti Human Longevity Inc. Abstract: Very rare single nucleotide variants are the most prevalent form of genetic diversity in the human population. Such variants are generally refered to as Variants of Unknown Significance (VUS). It is expected that VUS will attract increasing attention of the medical services as possibly associated with clinical disease or disease predisposition. The considerations above call...

New Mantle Cell Lymphoma treatments improving survival and response rates

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Ongoing clinical research at MD Anderson is finding promising new therapies for a rare and aggressive type of lymphoma that becomes resistant to treatment. Although mantle cell lymphoma (MCL) currently has no cure, combinations of new targeted therapy drugs are dramatically improving survival and treatment response rates for MCL patients. MD Anderson lymphoma specialists Jorge Romaguera, M.D. and Michael Wang, M.D., discuss these mantle cell lymphoma treatments and their search for new...

Sleep yoga – state between relaxation and meditation

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Download from iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/sleep-yoga-state-between-relaxation/... Yoga nidra (sleep yoga) is the state of sleep with awareness that is executed in the asana (lying down) position. Achieving restful sleep is a primary aid in helping patients get through cancer treatment. For many, slowing down the mind at bedtime is difficult. Yoga nidra retains your system to reach states of deep relaxation after stressful periods. Smitha Mallaiah, mind/body intervention...

Minimally invasive surgery treating cancer

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Minimally invasive, or endoscopic, surgery takes advantage of advances in computer imaging and robotics to provide effective surgical cancer treatment with a much smaller impact on the patient. Surena Matin, M.D., medical director of the Minimally Invasive and New Technology in Oncologic Surgery (MINTOS) Collaborative Group at MD Anderson Cancer Center, discusses treatment options using this treatment option for diseases such as prostate cancer, kidney cancer, bladder cancer and gynecologic...

Shoe-based tech helps amputees get extra mileage out of physical therapy - CES 2015

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It looks like Fitbit for feet, but it’s actually Google for gait, according to Stacy Bamberg, CEO and founder of Veristride. Veristride, a small business funded by NSF’s SBIR/STTR program, is developing tools to help amputees rehab faster with gait analytics. Wearable insoles pair with walking data analytics to provide people with information about how they walk to improve their performance. At the 2015 International CES, Bamberg explained how the tech may help people track their...