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Designing Inclusive and Gender-Neutral Restrooms
There are many reasons to implement all-gender restrooms in facilities, regardless of whether they’re single-user or multi-user designs
LapWrap Positioning Pad Provides Security for the Patient and Versatility for the Surgical Team
The LapWrap ensures complete patient stability by firmly securing patients’ arms by their sides during the entire surgical procedure, with full visual access for the surgical team.
Rethinking transportation would greatly improve the health of Americans
Long commutes and sedentary lifestyles are damaging to personal and public health, but while there is no one-size-fits-all approach to creating a healthier United States, our transportation network itself can serve as preventive healthcare.
Your coworker with the annoying sit-stand desk may be onto something
A yearlong study finds that most employees would probably benefit from having the option to stand at work.
Universal Design and Health
The 25 Most Innovative Health Care Designs Of The Year
New Food Scented Fragrance May Remind People with Dementia to Eat
The sense of smell is closely tied to memory, a fact that designers made use of when they developed Ode, a fragrance disperser designed to help people with dementia remember to eat. People with dementia often begin to eat less and suffer from weight loss, which can trigger other health problems. The high quality food aromas released by Ode are designed to subtly reawaken an interest in food and eating, as well as remind people to eat at specific times of the day. There are three different scents in each Ode and each scent can be programmed to come on at a specific time of day. The product is still going through trials and is not yet for sale, but initial trials suggest that the product might help people living with dementia develop healthier eating behaviors, like eating meals more regularly and eating more food at each sitting.
US Department of Health & Human Services (HHS)
To enhance and protect the health and well-being of all Americans. We fulfill that mission by providing for effective health and human services and fostering advances in medicine, public health, and social services.
Spinal Cord Injury Model System (UAB-SCIMS)
University of Alabama at Birmingham | Resource to promote knowledge in the areas of research, health and quality of life for people with spinal cord injuries, their families, and SCI-related professionals. This website provides educational materials and information on research activities of the UAB-SCIMS along with links to outside (Internet) information.