Study testing smart technologies to support people with severe mental illness 

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A first-of-its-kind research study by Lawson Health Research Institute is moving into the community and evaluating the use of smart technologies in the home for people with severe mental illness.  

After prototyping this approach within a hospital setting through St. Joseph’s Health Care London, the research team will be outfitting eight affordable housing units at Canadian Mental Health Association Middlesex and London and Middlesex Community Housing with smart home technology. 

prototype smart home

Soccer player kicking soccer ball

Multi-centre trial shows LET procedure can reduce risk of re-injury

LHSC: University Hospital - 

An anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear can be devastating to a young athlete. The ACL helps control rotation of the knee and is most commonly torn in sports involving sudden stops and changes in direction like soccer and basketball. Recovery can take, on average, nine months to one year.

Ultrasound probe

New technology developed at Western University is providing an improved way for radiation oncologists to deliver treatment to women with gynaecological cancers, including vaginal, cervical and uterine cancer. 

London Health Sciences Centre - 

By transforming a conventional ultrasound probe, already found in most clinics, the technology can provide a 360 degree, three-dimensional view of surgical tools and surrounding tissue and organs. It provides a clearer and more accurate picture in the operating room for clinicians who need to precisely insert needles into the tumour for a procedure called interstitial brachytherapy, a type of targeted radiation therapy that uses intense energy to kill cancer cells in the tumour from the inside out.

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