Americas, Assistive Technology, April 22 2021 US: What differentiates an animal from a machine are its mirror neurons, a set of neurons in an organism’s brain that is fired to perform a task based on the performance of self or others. Discovered in 1991, the research on mirror neurons is still going on, and the Giacomo Rizzolatti
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Americas, Assistive Technology, Built Environment, April 22 2021 US: “In an older population, the evidence for non-pharmacological interventions like home modification, occupational therapy and physical therapy is robust. They prevent falls, improve quality of life, and reduce hospitalization — with effects that are more meaningful than things like vitamin D or aspirin, even though that’s what
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Saskatoon’s busiest recycling depot is being replaced by a new facility. SARCAN says the relocation of its Broadway Avenue depot to an expanded location on Jasper Avenue South is due to an increase in demand for services. The Broadway Avenue depot collects roughly 29 million beverage containers yearly from 136,000 customers. SARCAN said it’s
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Built Environment, Europe, April 21 2021 LATVIA: The study “Analysis of the Self-Assessment of Environment Accessibility in State and Local Government Institutions” compiled a self-assessment of a total of 2,249 buildings. In 8% of the buildings, space is fully accessible, in 26% it is partially accessible and in 67% it is not accessible. Most commonly accessibility is ensured in
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British Columbia is making transit free for kids under 12 and hiking income assistance and disability support payments in its 2021 budget, released Tuesday. The new free transit provision is slated to take effect in September, as students return to school, and is aims to help the province meet its climate goals, boost transit
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