Masks in the News: Update on Living With COVID

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As we approach the end of the second year of the pandemic, the landscape of information around COVID-19 is shifting. Many health experts have acknowledged that we must learn to ‘live with’ the virus. Yet with news stories full of anti-mandate protests and loud rhetoric from all directions, it can be hard to know how…

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5 Fall-Risk Factors Measured by Medical PMDs

What is a Medical PMD and Who Are They Useful To? Medical pressure measurement devices (Medical PMDs) are pressure sensitive technologies that have found a niche as modern gait assessment tools. PMDs may be single tiles or walkways and provide clinicians with data-rich analysis of gait parameters such as temporal measurements, spatial measurements, center of pressure (COP), and…

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Stepscan, CyberNB and UNB Collaboration

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Stepscan, CyberNB and UNB Collaborate on Pioneering Gait-Based Biometric Security One small section of flooring, one giant leap for access security. Biometric security is becoming increasingly familiar, with fingerprints and facial measurements used to unlock doors and devices not only in secure facilities, but in everyday life. Prince Edward Island-based Stepscan Technologies has developed a…

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Choosing the Right Gait Analysis Tech for You

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How to Choose the Right Gait Analysis Technology for You My youngest daughter is off to university in the fall. As a graduation gift, and to support her for the next four years of school, I wanted to buy her a new laptop. Unlike me– who studied science and business–she is going to study film,…

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MDELs and Why Your PPE Supplier Needs One 

What is an MDEL? And why does your PPE supplier need one? Throughout 2020, employee safety has been front-of-mind like never before. Society is working to balance the need to keep the economy moving, while considering how to keep workers safe, healthy, and comfortable. For most North American businesses, this means the implementation of mask wearing. In every industry, especially those that previously had few safety concerns beyond…

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How to Make Fall Prevention Part of Clinical Care

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How To Make Fall Prevention Screening and Assessment a Routine Part of Clinical Care Falls in older are a significant and growing public health problem. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), injury death rates from falls nearly doubled between 2000 and 2013, from an average of 29.6 to 56.7 per 100,000…

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2 Questions When Considering New Tech

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2 Questions to Ask When Considering New Tech for Your Clinic or Senior Care Facility We are seeing an extraordinary rise in the use of technology in healthcare. New tools for screening and assessing patients, or tools for managing workloads and streamlining record keeping are just a few. Whatever your pain point is, there is…

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3 Things to Ask a Senior Care Facility

3 Things You Need to Ask When Choosing a Senior Care Facility Maybe you clicked on this post because you are the child of aging parents who are considering moving into a seniors’ home. Or perhaps you are a senior who is considering the move for yourself. Whatever the situation, moving into a long-term or…

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Plantar Pressure Analysis and Senior Care

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Healthy Aging Research Series II Plantar Pressure Analysis and Its Role in Senior Care Every week, hundreds of research articles are published containing keywords such as ‘gait’, ‘balance’, and ‘falls’. As the CEO and founder of a company in the mobility assessment space, I spend a lot of time reviewing these scientific journals. Every once…

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How Can Your Business Support Healthy Aging?

New Blog Series: How Can Your Long Term or Senior Care Business Support Healthy Aging? Introduction Every week, hundreds of research articles are published containing keywords such as ‘gait’, ‘balance’, and ‘falls’. As the CEO and founder of a company in the mobility assessment space, I spend a lot of time reviewing these scientific journals.…

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How to Disinfect Your Stepscan System

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Quick Guide: How to Disinfect Your Stepscan System Given current global healthcare concerns and the heightened need for cleanliness in healthcare facilities, here is a reminder for how to quickly, safely, and effectively disinfect your Stepscan system. The Anatomy of Your Stepscan System The Stepscan system is a medical grade measurement device that provides researchers…

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Catching Seniors Before They Fall: Part III

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Interventions for Those at High Fall Risk Naturally, the purpose of estimating fall risk is to determine when individuals need interventions to prevent future falls. But what then? In this final installment of our series, we’ll review some of the most common and/or effective interventions used to reduce fall risk, from the generic to the…

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