News archive - June 2019

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Researchers: Wave goodbye to smart phones that don't recognize gesture commands

Researchers at the University of Waterloo have developed a strategy that could reduce the level of frustration users experience when giving gesture commands to smart devices and smart environments.

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Professors need to be entertaining to prevent students from watching YouTube in class

Students think it is instructors’ responsibility to ensure they don’t surf the web in class, according to a new study.

In a recent mixed-method study, researchers from the University of Waterloo surveyed 478 undergraduates and 36 instructors on their perception of technology use in class.

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Timing of vaccinations are key to controlling disease outbreaks

Researchers at the University of Waterloo have found that the most effective way to prevent disease outbreaks is for the majority of the population in a particular region to be vaccinated at the same time. 

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Youth in Canada and U.S. vaping more than ever

A new generation of e-cigarettes with higher levels of nicotine could be the reason that more adolescents in Canada and the U.S. are vaping more than ever before. 

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Health policies key factor in hospitalization of seniors

Government policy and infrastructure have a substantial impact on hospitalization of older adults, according to a University of Waterloo study.

The study examined the experiences of 254,664 patients in home-care programs and 162,045 residents in long-term care in Alberta, British Columbia and Ontario.

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