Seniors to drive massive growth of wearable wireless device market; Nurse researcher uses Nintendo Wii to reduce fatigue in cancer patients;

> Seniors using home health monitoring devices will drive the remote monitoring device market to  more than 36 million units by 2017, according to new findings from London-based market research company ABI research. In 2011, the market was just under 3 million units. Announcement

> Michigan State University nursing researcher Amy Hoffman is using a grant from the National Cancer Institute worth nearly $380,000 to study how the Nintendo Wii can help lung cancer patients reduce fatigue and boost their exercise regimen. Hoffman created a rehabilitation program using the Nintendo Wii-Fit Plus that promotes light, home-based exercises. Announcement

> Researchers at Weill Cornell Medical College are using metabolomics technology to determine cigarette smokers at high risk for developing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), the school announced this week. The technology will help the researchers to identify abnormal changes in cell metabolism that can lead to the disease. The researchers were awarded a $6.5 million grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute for a study that will last five years. Announcement

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