- The Use of Robotics in Physical Therapy :
Researchers at ETH Zurich, a technical university in Switzerland, have been testing a specialized robot, the ARMin, against conventional therapy with therapists for stroke rehab. The robot is able to help move a patient’s arm in a variety of ways along with visualized exercises displayed on a computer monitor. This provides precise training and can help build muscle memory.
Very interesting idea. Could devices such as this play a significant role in other areas of physical therapy?
- A Fitness Tracker That Actually Works Out What You’re Doing, and can Learn New Exercises : Say hello to the Atlas.
- LynxFit – A Fitness Companion for Google Glass : Another combination we’ve talked about a number of times (particularly in the Future of Fitness Gymchat) – Google Glass and fitness. Good stuff.
- Wristworn Pulse Oximeter, Ambulatory Heart and Blood Pressure Monitors : An area with huge potential – for all kinds of health & fitness uses (sports, workout clothing, medical research etc). Wearable monitors.
- Google’s Smart Contact Lenses : Fantastic – sensors embedded in contact lenses. Incredibly powerful idea.
We also talked about The link between sleep and riding a bicycle to work, open source wearables and a whole lot more. Keep up with the world of Health & Fitness in the Straight to the Bar Community on Google+.