Tag Archives: Myalgic Encephalomyelitis

Gadget lets you control computer with your eyes

A researcher in London has created a low-cost device which allows wearers to use their eye movements to control a computer

By Tom Levitt, for CNN
September 24, 2012 — Updated 0848 GMT (1648 HKT) |
A researcher in London has created a low-cost device which allows wearers to use their eye movements to control a computer

STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • New low-cost glasses allow you a wearer to control gadgets, even objects with their eyes
  • Eye-tracking equipment could help Multiple Sclerosis and other brain disorders
  • Technology could start a new era of hands-free computing

(CNN) — Take two video-game console cameras and one pair of horn-rimmed glasses and for around $30 you have a device that will allow you to control a computer or, potentially, even a wheelchair with your eyes.

Previously, if you wanted to buy similar eye-tracking equipment it would have cost you upwards of $8,000. Now, scientists in London have pioneered a device, the GT3D, using components anyone of us can buy from the shopping mall.

Chronic fatigue syndrome: Brain training is most cost-effective treatment

The cause of Chronic fatigue syndrome is unknown.
2 August 2012 Last updated at 02:57
Fatigued woman

Exercise and behavioural therapies are the most cost-effective and successful ways to treat Chronic fatigue syndrome, also known as ME, an analysis shows.

A study of 640 patients showed these treatments had the potential to save the economy millions of pounds if they were widely adopted.

The findings were published in the journal PLoS ONE.

However, another treatment favoured by patients’ groups was shown to offer little value.

Nobody knows what causes the condition, yet a quarter of a million people in the UK are thought to have it.

MP supports ME sufferers

MP Mark Garnier supports ME sufferers

9:50pm Sunday 20th May 2012 in News

A WORCESTERSHIRE MP has shown his support for people suffering from a debilitating condition.

Mark Garnier, MP for Wyre Forest, attended an event at the House of Commons this month to show his support for people suffering from Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME).

The event was organised by Action for ME, the leading UK charity for sufferers and their carers. The event comes during ME. awareness month and marks the charity’s campaign, Time for Action.

This campaign aims to draw attention to the ignorance, injustice and neglect surrounding this illness.

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