Brain-Computer Interface Lets Users Learn to Move Cursor in Seconds

Brain-computer interfaces (BCIs) allow severely disabled people to control wheelchairs, robotic arms, and of course computers. While much progress has been achieved toward improving the accuracy and precision of these devices, they have required...
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A busy day at UNISON’s LGBT+ conference saw delegates discuss a number of major issues. Mental health was high on the agenda, with Alan Williams for the union’s North West LGBT group saying that there was a “concerningly high rate of suicide attempts by LGBT+ members” and called for more training for reps on the issues. Hannah Stephenson urged delegates to return to their branches and ask their employers for mental ill health training, while a speaker from the North West talked of how “one person with the right information can make all the difference”. She said that research suggests tha...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - Category: Food Science Authors: Tags: Article News LGBT Source Type: news
This article explores the pathophysiology, identification, and treatment of military se...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news
In this study, we have assessed persons on average 16 years after their injury and determined ch...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news
AbstractObjectivesThe effect of age on the Health Assessment Questionnaire Disability Index (HAQ-DI) scores of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients and the validity of adopting HAQ-DI  3-year treatment under T2T were evaluated. The relationships between the HAQ-DI score at follow-up (HAQ) and 28-joint Disease Activity Score with C-reactive protein, Sharp/van der Heijde Score, age at follow-up, and HAQ-DI at baseline were statistically evaluated with best subset regression analy sis in groups separated according to age and the EULAR response. CDC status was evaluated with a chi-square test.ResultsThe HAQ score signific...
Source: Clinical Rheumatology - Category: Rheumatology Source Type: research
Conclusions: The role of occupational therapists in ICU rehabilitation is not currently well established. Current interventions in the ICU are dominated by physical rehabilitation with a growing role in communication and delirium prevention and care. Given the diverse needs of ICU patients and the scope of occupational therapy, there could be an opportunities for occupational therapists to expand their role and spearhead original research investigating an enriched breadth of ICU interventions.
Source: Critical Care Medicine - Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Online Review Articles Source Type: research
“Every vote will count in this election” and we need to persuade people to register to vote – and to register for a postal vote. It’s crucial to “get that message out in the workplace, to family and friends.” UNISON assistant general secretary Christina McAnea (pictured above) was addressing the union’s LGBT+ conference in Bournemouth this morning, with less than a month to go before the general election. She stressed that research shows that UNISON and its reps are trusted by the membership – and because of that, they have the potential to make a real difference when po...
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ConclusionThere is a need to intensify efforts at public education in relation to disability acceptance as well as to develop formidable social support systems.
Source: Research in Developmental Disabilities - Category: Disability Source Type: research
This study protocol describes the process undertaken by the research team to design the methodology of this study.MethodsParticipants aged between 18 and 64 years, injured in a crash involving a motorised vehicle, will be recruited from public hospitals in Queensland. Participants will be excluded if their injuries are severe, including severe traumatic brain injury or spinal cord injury. Baseline data collection will occur within 28 days of the injury, with major follow up assessments occurring at 6 and 12 months post-baseline. Outcome measures include return to work status, health-related quality of life, musculoskeletal...
Source: Journal of Transport and Health - Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research
DiscussionUltrasound measurement of optic nerve diameter constitutes a useful, predictive factor for the evaluation of patients with MS. Smaller diameters are associated with poor clinical progression and greater disability (measured by EDSS).ResumenIntroducciónLa pérdida neuronal/axonal progresiva se considera la causa más importante de discapacidad neurológica en la esclerosis múltiple (EM).El sistema visual está frecuentemente afectado en esta enfermedad y su accesibilidad a test funcionales y estructurales ha permitido que se convierta en un modelo para estudiar in vivo la pato...
Source: Neurologia - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
AbstractPhenylketonuria (PKU) is the most common inborn error of amino acid metabolism. Usually diagnosed within the first month of birth, it is essential that the patient strictly follow the dietary restriction of natural protein intake. Otherwise, PKU impacts the development of the brain severely and may result in microcephaly, epilepsy, motor deficits, intellectual disability, and psychiatric and behavioral disorders. The neuropathology associated with PKU includes defects of myelination, insufficient synthesis of monoamine neurotransmitters, amino acid imbalance across the blood-brain barrier, and involves intermediary...
Source: Metabolic Brain Disease - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
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