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Fujitsu Develops Digitization Technology to Quantify Various Walking Characteristics Resulting from Diseases

September 20, 2019

Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. and Fujitsu Limited have developed a technology to digitize and quantify the walking patterns of…
Bone Fractures Increasing as Seniors Walk Dogs to Stay Active

March 14, 2019

While walking a dog provides older Americans with a valuable outlet for regular, physical activity, a Penn Medicine…
Paralysed Man Partially Regains Ability to Walk using a Mind-Controlled Implant

September 25, 2018

A team of doctors at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota recently announced that a 26-year-old-man who had become…
Study: Walk more to reduce heart failure risk

September 11, 2018

A new University at Buffalo study has shown for the first time that walking more can significantly lower…
Scientists use chickens and ostriches to reconstruct the gait of the dinosaurs

February 22, 2018

We get to know stuff about dinosaurs by researching their bones. That can tell us a lot about…
Insight into how infants learn to walk

December 19, 2017

They gave the infants experience at “reflex walking” which is a primitive instinct in babies which disappears around…
Algorithm Help Robots Walk More Naturally by ‘Understanding’ their own Bodies

September 25, 2017

One of the key issues with current bipedal robots is locomotion – most of them move either too…
Spectating can be a good form of physical exercise, but what events should you come to watch?

August 2, 2017

Exercising is good for your physical and mental health – we hear about it every day. We should…
Is 15,000 steps really the new 10,000?

April 10, 2017

Over the years, the notion of 10,000 daily steps has been frequently espoused as a healthy goal, including…
Why We Walk on Our Heels Instead of Our Toes

December 13, 2016

James Webber took up barefoot running 12 years ago. He needed to find a new passion after deciding…
Combined Virtual Reality–Treadmill Training May Prevent Falls Associated with Parkinson’s and Other Disorders

November 4, 2016

A combination of virtual reality and treadmill training may prove effective in preventing dangerous falls associated with aging,…
Earth’s weird and wonderful animal models

April 26, 2016

Consider, for a moment, the humble fruit fly. Genus Drosophila. Bulbous-eyed and papery-winged, it’s the pest you’ve swatted…
These BioBots show some real muscle

March 10, 2016

The tiny BioBots engineered at one NSF-funded Science and Technology Center (STC) move a bit like inchworms, but…
What motivates people to walk and bike? It varies by income

January 7, 2016

Lower- and middle-income King County residents who live in denser neighborhoods — with stores, libraries and other destinations…
How someday robots may run to the rescue — literally

December 16, 2015

Rescuers in Turkey are working tirelessly to free this young boy, one of the many victims of Sunday’s…
More steps a day keep the doctor away

November 6, 2015

Landmark research by The George Institute for Global Health has found that exercise can save lives, with an…
A Light Touch May Help Animals and Robots Move on Sand and Snow

October 13, 2015

Having a light touch can make a hefty difference in how well animals and robots move across challenging…
UCI brain-computer interface enables paralyzed man to walk

September 25, 2015

Novel brain-computer interface technology created by University of California, Irvine researchers has allowed a paraplegic man to walk…
New study reveals challenges of texting while walking

July 31, 2015

Texting on the move and being ‘cognitively distracted’ significantly affects the way a person walks, resulting in a…
UW mapping app turns art into a sharable walking route

May 7, 2015

Creative athletes have been using geographic information systems to transform their running routes into kangaroos, robots and other…
Lack of attention, self-control predict dangerous texting behaviors

April 22, 2015

Texting while driving or walking can be dangerous, but people still engage in the behavior without thinking. A…
Researchers improve efficiency of human walking

April 2, 2015

Humans have evolved to be incredibly efficient at walking. In fact, simulations of human locomotion show that walking…
Lifelong walkers

March 16, 2015

How do we stay healthy and guard against disability so that we can enjoy our old age? This…
Study suggests that walking enhances performance in making additions and subtractions

December 1, 2014

Mathematics is sometimes associated with the world of abstract ideas. However, our mathematical abilities are influenced by various…
Australian researchers closing in on therapy for Motor Neurone disease

June 19, 2014

A well-known copper compound may help treat a progressive and incurable disease that attacks a person’s nervous system,…
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