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Researchers have shown that machine learning techniques helped an individual with paralysis learn to control a computer cursor using their brain activity.
Chatbots hold promise for dementia patient or caregiver support, but are still in their infancy, new research finds. None of the interactive digital apps tested performed well on all testing criteria.
The wearable devices aim to reduce or redistribute spine loading associated with heavy manual work.
A machine learning-based approach uncovered disruptions of brain connectivity in children displaying aggression.
How University of Alberta health scientists are helping fulfil the promise of big data to revolutionize everything from prevention to diagnosis to treatment.
Using VR, the patients felt improvements to their mental health and reported feeling less nervous, anxious, or on edge after the trial.
Researchers compared traditional mindful breathing and virtual reality, 3D-guided mindful breathing to reduce pain.
AI-based solution FAITH is designed to monitor the mental health status of people who have undergone cancer treatment.
E-mental health services could provide a response to these challenges and offer effective ways for prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and aftercare.
The Scar Free Foundation has launched a research programme that aims to revolutionise surgeons’ ability to reconstruct nose and ear cartilage in patients affected by facial difference.
High-tech 3D facial scans to give us a better understanding of the genetic causes of autism.
The number of individuals with COVID-19 in the community was a significant factor associated with stress in health care workers over time.
Researchers are using virtual reality to understand the impact of moral distress on healthcare workers during the pandemic.
New research on Olfactory Virtual Reality (OVR) paints a clearer picture for clinical psychiatrists about how it could be used to safely and effectively help mental health and mood disorders.
To help patients manage their mental wellness between appointments, researchers at Texas A&M University have developed a smart device-based electronic platform that can continuously monitor the state of hyperarousal, one of the signs of psychiatric distress.
Scientists have used an implanted sensor to record the brain signals associated with handwriting, and used those signals to create text on a computer in real time.
People who compulsively pull their hair – suffering from an affliction known as trichotillomania – could find relief with a new device.
Researchers have created a machine learning model that helps identify bipolar disorder at earlier stages.
Sharing information about the expected effect of a health app before its use and providing positive feedback regarding its effectiveness after its use have the potential to strengthen the placebo effect.
Deep-learning methods have the potential to offer substantially better results, generating superior representations for characterizing the human brain.
NIH BRAIN Initiative scientists used machine learning to redesign a bacterial ‘Venus flytrap’ protein that can monitor brain serotonin levels in real time.
Digital tracking of people with mental health conditions has the power to transform medical diagnostics and treatment, but its claims need careful scrutiny.
A device could help scientists better understand the health benefits of outdoor lighting and lead to wearables that could nudge users to get more outdoor time.
If Alzheimer's dementia is identified early, the decline in neural functioning can be stabilized or even curtailed in some cases.
Researchers have examined how mobile technologies have been used in monitoring and mitigating the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.
More researchers and companies are moving into the brain-computer interfaces, yet major challenges remain, from user training to the reality of invasive brain implant procedures.
Machine learning can be used to fill a significant gap in Canadian public health data related to ethnicity and Aboriginal status, according to research by a University of Alberta research epidemiologist.
Why do people learn new skills at different speeds? A medical training aid is addressing this question by blending sensory technology with psychological insight.
Researchers have shown that they can measure those effects of the Corona pandemic on mental health by analyzing the language that people use to express their anxiety online.
Researchers have created artificial intelligence algorithm that can automatically identify patients at high risk of intentional self-harm, based on the information in the clinical notes in the electronic health record.
Scientists have made a breakthrough in their work to develop semi-autonomous colonoscopy, using a robot to guide a medical device into the body.
For the first time doctors have shown that measuring changes in 24-hour heart rate can reliably indicate whether or not someone is depressed.
Engineers have demonstrated that drug levels inside the body can be tracked in real time using a custom smartwatch that analyzes the chemicals found in sweat.
Digital phenotyping and machine learning have emerged as promising tools for monitoring patients with psychosis spectrum illnesses.
Researchers have developed an innovative training protocol that, utilizing immersive virtual reality (IVR), leads to real physical and cognitive benefits.
A new randomized control trial has found that turning mobile mental health intervention into a smartphone game can potentially improve well-being.
Using VR to make threats appear near or far is what makes it harder to extinguish the fear of a close-up threat and more likely that you’ll have some long-term stress from the experience.
Akili announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted clearance for EndeavorRxTM (AKL-T01) as a prescription treatment for children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
Researchers show chatbots could play a key role in helping people with issues around their health and wellbeing.
A new app that helps patients in self-isolation monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 and identify their mental health needs has been developed.
A robotic testing platform developed in just nine days by dementia researchers could substantially increase the UK’s capacity to test people for coronavirus.
Commercially available app-based technology now makes early detection of lymphedema easier, allowing for proactive treatment.
A new statistical technique from the field of machine learning is now making it possible to predict the success of smartphone-based interventions more accurately.
NanoEDGE research project aims at converging production techniques for functionalized electrodes with expertise in nanomaterial fabrication and characterization.
Dementia screening could be as easy as using a smartphone app that listens to elderly people speak.
Digital games, typical of those on smartphones, may relieve stress more effectively than mindfulness apps, a new study shows.
Using a game, researchers are rehabilitating children who suffer from cognitive impairment after surviving life-threatening diseases such as malaria and HIV.
Researchers have created a wearable wrist device for people with autism that monitors physiological indicators such as heart rate, skin surface temperature, and perspiration of stress.
New research suggests that the 'BlueIce' app developed at University of Bath could have a significant impact in reducing self-harm in young people.
Researchers have developed a smart material that can help those with affective disorders, such as anxiety, bi-polar disorder and depression, to monitor their emotions.
A machine learning method discovered a clue in people’s language predictive of the emergence of psychosis — the frequent use of words associated with sound.
VR can identify early Alzheimer’s disease more accurately than ‘gold standard’ cognitive tests currently in use, suggests new research from the University of Cambridge.
Children with autism improved measurably on a test of socialization and learning when their therapy included an at-home intervention with Google Glass.
Researchers have used artificial intelligence to detect hidden depression in young children, a condition that can lead to increased risk of substance abuse and suicide later in life if left untreated.
Smart speakers that are customarily used in your living room can be programmed to act as an aid to physicians in hospital operating rooms.
A new 'brain training' game improves users' concentration. Scientists say this could provide a welcome antidote to the daily distractions that we face in a busy world.
Bionic reconstruction: Researchers showed that after amputation of a hand, muscles can be repurposed using nerve transfers.
Researchers evaluated a digital medicine tool designed as an investigational treatment for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and co-occurring ADHD.
A scientist aims to lower the toll co-occurring disorders like heart disease or diabetes have on older people with schizophrenia and improve their functioning by getting them up and moving.
Baseline study using data from the Sea Hero Quest game identifies key findings for dementia research.
A multi-disciplinary research team is bridging the gap between psychology and gamification that could significantly impact learning efforts in user experience design, healthcare, and government.
Using machine learning, a group of researchers demonstrated that it was possible to detect dementia from conversations in human-agent interaction.
Researchers have developed a video game to study whether video games can boost kids' empathy, and to understand how learning such skills can change neural connections in the brain.
Study pinpoints four brain-guided dimensions of psychopathology — mood, psychosis, fear, and disruptive behavior in youth.
Wearing a device that identifies other people’s facial expressions can help children with autism develop better social skills.
Machine learning network offers personalized estimates of children’s behavior.
Are virtual reality headsets a means to decrease fear and pain associated with immunizations in pediatric patients?
Older adults with mild cognitive impairment showed significant improvement with certain complex thinking and memory skills after exergaming.
Bioengineering students program smartphone to guide patients who ‘freeze’ while walking.