Caregivers play an extremely valuable and, to some extent, lonely role in our society, often paying a large price themselves in terms of their own health, physically and psychologically. According to a recent article in Oncology News Australia, “Family caregivers play a key role in reducing patient symptom burden during home hospice care, as they make judgments about medication intake and other interventions to improve their family member’s comfort.” Those caring for an eld
In medical circles, Prehabilitation is a relatively young concept (only ±20 years it seems), still subject to a slow uptake because “the science isn’t in”. According to a February 2016 article in PT in Action, “There's growing evidence that adding a "p" to rehabilitation improves patient outcomes pre- and postsurgery and following cancer treatments—and saves money, too.” Invasive treatment programs and surgical procedures are some of the most gruelling experiences our bodies
Congratulations to Russell Resources' partner, True Image International whose human avatar technology has been used in the Identifor Learning App for Autistic Students honored with the 2016 Intelligent Assistants Award at the Opus Research Intelligent Assistants Conference in San Francisco. This is indeed a wonderful example of the capability of the human intelligent virtual assistant technology and a credit to all those who contributed the project. Well done!
In some respects the market is already saturated with mHealth apps – some 165,000 over a year ago according to Medscape. But there is a wealth of difference between ‘lifestyle’ apps, those that might tell you the changes in your weight, exercise patterns and even blood pressure, and apps that will help you and your doctor manage your chronic disease or other acute condition. To me the lifestyle app is a sort of “Take two aspirin (use this app) and come back to me in a mont