Age-tech is technology that is made to meet the needs of older adults or for those who take care of them. This week's episode introduces a game-like VR rehabilitation program that helps users to recover or even gain leg strength and a new type of flooring material designed to soften the impact from dangerous falls.
[In Focus: US and China Fight for Silicon Superiority] A battle is brewing between the US and China over semiconductors. Both countries want to dominate an industry that's seen as key to the future. We look at how these two economic powers are trying to outmaneuver each other to gain silicon superiority.
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Prevention and Rehabilitation Through Age-Tech
A VR-connected physical therapy bicycle takes this patient on a virtual tour of famous tourist destinations where he can look around and adjust his speed by pedaling faster or slower
Created specifically to reduce fractures, this flooring features a special design that allows it to remain firm under normal pressure, yet flex when subjected to sudden impacts
As global temperatures rise, mosquitos could bring life-threatening diseases to a growing number of areas
Researchers with a Japanese household goods maker are working in Southeast Asia to develop more effective repellents