Special glasses might help victims of head injuryby Paola Battista - 2014.05.27
Helping people victim of head injury thanks to light therapy might be possible with Handi’Light. An idea of a group of young engineers from ESME Sudria, who have developed special glasses that can improve alertness of these patients with stimulation cycles of green and red light, without damaging the retina. Thus avoiding the risk of drowsiness typical of this trauma and increasing their concentration. A prototype that consecrated them winners of the technological innovation prize Défi H.
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His illness helped him become a musical prodigy
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Larnaca International is the best airport in Europe
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The list of autism-friendly airports is growing
Shannon Ireland’s autism-friendly airport has just been added to the list of others that already exists. Which is good news for families with autistic children who are planning their summer vacations. Seeing as over-crowed places with loud noises always represent huge challenges for them. Parents who change planes in Shannon, Read More.