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By  Laura Lovett 03:04 pm April 23, 2021
Doctor's orders could look a little greener in the future. Researchers at the Beth Israel Digital Psychiatry Lab are investigating the correlation between mental health and time spent in green spaces.  "I think where it becomes interesting, at least from a mental health point of view, is we know the environment has a tremendous impact on all of health. But we've never been able to quantify people...
By  Laura Lovett 02:01 pm June 20, 2019
Facebook posts could be a window into more than just what you did last weekend. It turns out the language used in a Facebook post can predict if a user has a certain medication condition, according to a new study published in PLOS ONE.  Academics from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine set out to research if Facebook posts could predict conditions that were already recorded in a...
By  Laura Lovett 02:36 pm March 21, 2019
Augmented reality combined with robotics could enable people with physical disabilities to be more independent, according to a study recently published in PLOS ONE.  Researchers from Georgia Tech have developed a new augmented reality system that lets people with severe motor disabilities control a human-sized robot to help with self care through a mouse or small assitive device.  “Our results...