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UCLA conference to address technology's impact on successful aging Oct. 29
Date:9/17/2010

s will take place throughout the day and will focus on developments in disease management and treatment, adaptive and assistive devices, and the impact of information technology on well-being.

Panels will include:

Technology Addiction How to Digitally Detox The constant availability of the Internet, e-mail, texting and video gaming has led to a new form of compulsive and dependent behavior. Panelists will explore the similarities between these and other forms of addiction and obsessive-compulsive tendencies and offer strategies to help adapt to the modern age. (Dr. Gary Small, UCLA Center on Aging; Dr. Gloria Mark, Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Science at the University of California, Irvine; Dr. Timothy Fong, UCLA Impulse Control Disorders Clinic)

Remote Health Sensors: Tele-Health Monitoring and Diagnosis Experts will demonstrate the latest devices for monitoring stroke patients, a sophisticated electronic shoe to help balance and coordination, and technology for at-home transmission of medical data for diagnosis and disease management. (Dr. Majid Sarrafzadeh, UCLA Wireless Health Institute; Dr. Bruce Dobkin, UCLA Neurologic Rehabilitation and Research Unit; Dr. Nick Terrafranca, MediSens; Dr. Michael Ong, UCLA Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research; Lorraine Evangelista, UCLA School of Nursing)

Medical Bionics and Robotics The panel will examine the latest in robotic heart surgery, real-time tactile feedback for prostheses, advances in urologic surgery and devices such as a pacemaker for the bladder. (Dr. Erik Dutson, UCLA Center for Advanced Surgical and Interventional Technology; Dr. Richard Shemin, UCLA chief of cardiothoracic surgery; Dr. Larissa Rodriguez, UCLA Division of Female Urology, Reconstructive Surgery and Urodynamics)

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Contact: Rachel Champeau
rchampeau@mednet.ucla.edu
310-794-2270
University of California -- Los Angeles
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