UAMC to present new technologies for healthcare - Tucson News Now

UAMC to present new technologies for healthcare

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Health care is not the place one would think of to find video games, but local medical professionals are doing just that. 

These new technologies will help prevent life-threatening conditions and injuries and many are actually ‘game-based' in video game like therapies.  Several of these devices will be shown at a special presentation happening this evening. 

One such device to be unveiled will be "smart sox", which will identify high pressure and high temperature to prevent gangrene.  Other devices will help prevent falls and fractures in older adults, via "smart shirts".  The goal for all of these devices is to help patients improve stability, healing and mobility. 

The presentation event is happening this evening from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Playground Bar and Lounge located downtown near Congress and Fifth Ave.  It is a free event and is sponsored by an alliance and consortium with the University Medical Center. 

For those not able to make the presentation tonight, tune in to Tucson News Now later today for a closer look with Barbara Grijalva.

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