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Photo: Illustration of the experiment designed to assess initiation of joint attention in infancy; Copyright: Pär Nyström

Infants later diagnosed with autism seldom initiate joint attention

05.06.2019

In typical development, both infants and their parents flexibly use verbal and non-verbal behaviors to establish frequent episodes of joint attention. A new study published in Biological Psychiatry shows that infants who are later diagnosed with autism react adequately when others initiate joint attention, but seldom actively seek to establish such episodes themselves.
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Photo: Elderly man sitting at the table and listening to music from radio with headset while reading a newspaper; Copyright: panthermedia.net/Vaicheslav

Assistance systems: AI radio for people with dementia

05.06.2019

Radio Me will address key causes of hospital admission for people with dementia, such as agitation and not taking medication correctly. As a result, it is hoped quality of life will improve, and people will be able to remain living independently at home for longer.
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Image: Man with a prosthetic foot is walking over an obstacle course; Copyright: Stanford University

Towards a more stable, efficient prosthetic foot

03.06.2019

Taking on a hiking trail or a cobblestone street with a prosthetic leg is a risky proposition – it is possible, but even in relatively easy terrain, people who use prostheses to walk are more likely to fall than others.
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Image: Two elephants hugging with their trunks; Copyright: panthermedia.net/Johan Swanepoel

How do blind adults learn about animal appearance?

03.06.2019

They have never seen animals like hippos and sharks, but adults born blind have rich insight into what they look like, a new Johns Hopkins University study found.
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Photo: Daniel Dias with his prosthetic leg and the manga design; Copyright: Drad Sports

Paralympics: Daniel Dias takes on Tokyo 2020 manga style

31.05.2019

Daniel Dias will travel to Tokyo for the Paralympic Games next year in full Japanese style. The 14-time Paralympic champion swimmer has received a special prosthetic leg from Ottobock featuring a manga version of himself.
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