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Tops of pill bottles, which say "Push Down & Turn".

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Dec 2014

Helpings Hands, Literally

Open Sesame! If only getting things to open were as easy as calling out a magical phrase. For many people, it is a daily challenge to open jars and prescription bottles. Even worse are the overly packaged products sealed in hard plastic to make them both easier to display and...

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Pair of glasses resting on an optometrist's Letter Screen

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Nov 2014

Training the Lazy Eye

Linda Varga It is never good when someone uses the word lazy to describe any part of you. “Lazy: adjective; not liking to work hard or to be active; not having much activity; moving slowly” (Merriam-Webster, 2014). Nobody wants to be called lazy and nobody wants to admit they are...

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Little boy playing video game with headphones on

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Nov 2014

Breaking Barriers to Human Potential

In the world of child rearing, we are swamped with the latest literature for every stage of life, from when to introduce solid food to the best curfew time. Guided by these theories, I decided that video games were not good for my children.  After years of their pleading, however,...

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Administrative and Technical Evolution of HSI®

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Oct 2014

Administrative and Technical Evolution of HSI®

Working for the same company for almost 25 years has been interesting, to say the least. You don’t notice the little changes as they are happening, but when you look at how far things have come in 20+ years, you realize the impact of those little changes. I started at...

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Keep the Aging Population Moving

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Oct 2014

Keep the Aging Population Moving

Over the last 30 years, the median age of Canadians has increased by an astounding 13 years to almost 40 years of age. That means half of the Canadian population is over 40. With the number of seniors increasing at a greater rate than any other age group, we expect...

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LEAPing Across the Globe

03

Oct 2014

LEAPing Across the Globe

I admit it… I’m a travel junkie. I love exploring new places, and I’m incredibly lucky that some of my work enables this addictive habit! If you’ve explored our website, you may have read about a project I’ve worked on called the Load Effects Assessment Program (or LEAP – I...

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Planning Bachelor Parties: A Professional’s Guide

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Sep 2014

Planning Bachelor Parties: A Professional’s Guide

Alex Osborne I recently embarked on the difficult task of planning and organizing a bachelor party for my best friends’ wedding.  I can tell you from first-hand experience that proper planning, organizing and collaborative skills are critical for bachelor party success.  Trying to appease and organize twelve very different gentlemen...

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Reflections on the HSI Why

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Sep 2014

Reflections on the HSI Why

The HSI team has always used innovative approaches and technologies to help integrate people and systems (and people in systems).  While we’ve never had an easy time concisely explaining what we do, both we and our clients have come to a happy understanding of WHAT we do. We have often...

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