TechCrunch highlights research that aims to help care-givers and medical practitioners anticipate and prevent falls by senior citizens before they happen.
Using motion-triggered cameras, the researchers measured the gait and stride of the inhabitants of a residential home in the US, and were able to predict falls several weeks in advance, where the walking speed of the older person began to slow and their stride length got shorter.
Futurity features research into lung conditions such as cystic fibrosis at the University of Warwick (UK). Using Xbox Kinect cameras the researchers are able to create accurate 3d-images of the chest area and movement indicating lung health.
medGadget (along with a few other sites) features research into the use of software to assess pain levels in patients.
Futurity highlights a project in Uganda using data and software to track poachers and illegal deforestation.