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August 2015 Archives

Electronic systems could reduce drowsy driving accidents

Many California roadways feature rumble strips embedded at the edge of the roadway that are designed to rouse motorists who have fallen asleep at the wheel by causing their vehicles to vibrate. These highway safety features have been in use for decades, but new electronic systems becoming available on cars, SUVs and pickup trucks have the potential to reduce further the number of motorists killed and injured in drowsy driving accidents each year.

Researchers developing brain-controlled computer cursor

People with spinal cord injuries may be able to benefit from new technology that is being developed by a Stanford research team. The researchers are working on brain-controlled prosthesis to help people with debilitating injuries recover some motor function. Recently, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration gave the team permission to use people with spinal cord injuries to test a thought-controlled computer cursor.

Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Tips

According to the US Department of Transportation run Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center, 4,735 pedestrians and 743 bicyclists were killed in crashes with motor vehicles in 2013. In addition to those numbers, there were a reported 66,000 pedestrian and 48,000 bicyclist injuries in the same year.

Ikea recalls millions of chests and dressers following deaths

California residents who purchased Ikea furniture should be aware that on July 22, the Swedish company recalled approximately 27 million of its chests and dressers because they could fall over and crush children. The recall occurred after two children were killed when the company's Malm chest tipped over onto them in 2014.