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New pelvis motion tracking technology to transform hip replacement decisions

Researchers at WMG’s Institute of Digital Healthcare and Professor Richard King, of University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust- and Honorary Professor at Warwick Medical School, have developed a small device that can be put at the bottom of your back to scan the movement of your pelvis prior to a hip replacement.

Wed 03 October 2018, 09:32 | Tags: Healthcare Technology, Mark Elliott

Using e-health to support the challenges of an ageing population

Researchers at our Institute of Digital Healthcare have published a systematic review on e-health based active ageing interventions.

Mon 25 June 2018, 09:51 | Tags: e-Health, Healthy Ageing

IDH WMG completes successful collaboration with Sweatcoin

Researchers at the IDH, WMG have recently completed a successful collaborative project with Sweatcoin, the rewards for fitness company recently accoladed with being the fastest growing health & fitness app in history. Sweatcoin's app converts the step-count recorded on a user's phone into currency, with 1,000 steps earning approximately 1 Sweatcoin. To avoid gaming of the currency and 'free' coins being earnt by simply shaking the phone, Sweatcoin have developed their own verification algorithms to check the steps counted are genuine. Currently however, this limits users to only earning Sweatcoins for outdoor walking, a big disadvantage for those with active jobs indoors or even using the gym.

Wed 30 May 2018, 11:12 | Tags: Digital Health, Mark Elliott, healthcare technologies

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