Brain Chip Helps Paralyzed Man Feel His Fingers

Nathan Copeland lost all feeling and movement from his chest down after a car accident in 2004. However, he was able to feel the "fingers" of a robotic arm after a brain implant designed by the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.  The goal of this technology is to ultimately create a system that moves and feesl like a natural arm would. To read more about this fascinating discovery click here

Digital Health: A Physician's Perspective

Despite AMA's recent comment that digital health tools are "snake oil," over half of physicians are keen on digital health and 85% see the advantages of using digital health technologies in caring for patients. The AMA polled 1300 physicians in the US, between the ages of 28 and 65, each documenting a minimum of 20 hours of direct patient care each week. Survey results also found that both younger physicians and female physicians are more frequent users of digital technologies than the baby boomer generation. Please click here for the full article. 

Self-Driving Cars Promise to be a Boon to Public Health

Federal automobile safety regulators released industry guidelines for automated vehicles, providing support towards "driverless" cars. When comparing safety benefits, it is predicted that driverless cars will save the same amount of lives as modern vaccines, 42,000 to be exact. Not only will these cars help reduce the loss of lives, but provide economics benefits as well. Read more about these economic benefits on the following website

Aging and Place: Designing Housing and Communities for an Aging Population

The Joint Center For Housing Studies at the Harvard Graduate School of Design hosted a symposium to discuss opportunities in architecture, planning, and policy to enhance older adults’ well being through affordable, accessible, well connected housing, as well as through models of long term care that support aging in place. This report summarizes the presentations from the Harvard symposium.