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Back in the saddle

For riders living with disabilities, taking up horseback riding not only enhances their physical resilience but also provides a great emotional connection. Beyond the recognized clinical benefits like improved balance and co-ordination, development of motor skills, reduced spasticity and better core stability offered by equine therapy,  the is often a joyful bond formed between horse and rider that instills well-being and renewed confidence.

AI identifies the vulnerable

To reduce unnecessary hospitalization, four British GPs are testing an artificial intelligence tool to support older adults in their community of practice. Then, based on the situation and person’s need, assigned staff can proactively check in and dispatch volunteers, health coaches or food parcels for example to provide support. The jury is still out on this form of preventative care that anticipates the needs and risks.

The great outdoors

In a challenge to encourage people to spend more time in nature, L.L. Bean issued a 50,000 hour challenge. Partnering  with social fitness app Strava and replaced its regular social media content with tips, tools and resources to encourage folks to get outside. Over 90,000 people participated and raised over $50,000 for mental health. Only in America. Pity!

Be My Eyes adds AI

The welcome addition of artificial intelligence  to the already well know app for low vision users allows for detailed descriptions of any photo. Just take an image using the Be My AI tab and you’ll know just where you’re standing or what you’re positioned in front of or what you’d like to purchase. There’s even a version for deaf-blind which allows for braille display. 

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