Design, Build, Test—and Use

Reprinted from PN April 2008

When science meets imagination to fill a need, technology for quality of life results.

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The eWatch can monitor stroke-propulsion patterns and give feedback to manual-wheelchair users. This is important because incorrect propulsion can lead to repetitive-use injuries.
Coverage includes two articles:

"Bright Ideas for Better Living" by Sara Sibenaller
and Michelle Sporner

A State of the Science Workshop held at Walter Reed Army Medical Center focused on technological advances today for quality of life tomorrow. Presenting their findings were researchers from Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh.

"Improving Daily Life"
by Gary Coates

VA's prosthetics program helps veterans remain independent. The mission of VA's Prosthetics and Sensory Aids Service is to give veterans the highest quality healthcare in order to enhance their quality of life.


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