Michael Lo Bianco

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This paper contends that Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) methods have the potential to improve person-centered fall prevention for older adults. One-size-fits-all solutions are not appropriate for everybody, and a considered, individualised approach to fall prevention is needed. A qualitative content analysis of sixty community based falls risk assessment(More)
The pathogenesis of immune-mediated myocarditis depends on genetic and environmental factors. To study the genetic mechanisms, we have developed a model of experimental autoimmune myocarditis in the A.SW mouse. Here we provide evidence that loci on murine chromosome 6, and possibly chromosome 1, are involved in regulating susceptibility. Moreover, these(More)
Octylphenol (OP) is an endocrine-disrupting chemical that accumulates in various organs. It has also been shown to exert noxious effects on the central nervous system. In the present study, we measured in Sprague-Dawley rats the degree of OP accumulation in different areas of the brain and investigated the effect of OP in pain modulation. Two groups of male(More)
The ability for older adults to comprehend fall preventative home modifications is critical to achieve empowering outcomes. Existing design methods limit older individuals' ability to see their goals reflected in fall prevention practice and service. This inhibits compliancy with interventions, and fosters disempowerment. Augmented reality (AR) allows(More)
Occupational therapists aim to provide person-centered fall preventative home modifications for older adults. For many older adults, anticipating home modifications and the related effects on their goals and lifestyles presents issues. The health industry seeks to raise compliance rates and successful uptake of recommendations. However, the inability to(More)
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