Category: Health

Integrating hands-on training with handheld technology

Integrating hands-on training with handheld technology

Traditional sports exercise gets an upgrade BY WRENCE TRINIDAD It may sound silly and impromptu, but PhD student Dennis Sturm attached suction-like sensors on multiple kayakers for the sake of science. After months of experimenting under Sturm’s watchful eye, the kayakers would show signs of faster lap times and significantly sharper turns.

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Getting a leg up with 3D printing

Getting a leg up with 3D printing

A faster, cheaper method of equipping amputees with prosthetics BY CHIHIRO MIYA A 2012 Statistics Canada study reported that 3.8 million Canadians are living with a disability as a result of lost limbs. The reasons vary from accidents, to illness. People with such disabilities risk developing an inferiority complex, leaving them feeling as if they are a burden. Although life […]

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Browsing our way to back pain

Browsing our way to back pain

How the constant use of technology mixed with poor posture is slowly transforming us back to our Neanderthal ancestors BY TYSON LAUTENSCHLAGER Many people who sit in front of a computer desk all day at the office will find themselves having to get up and stretch during the day to minimize back pain, or give their eyes a break from […]

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