Queensland researchers are adapting a robot to act as a video communication device for people with dementia living in care to communicate with their family.
WA based home health and aged care organisation, Silver Chain has launched EOS Technologies as a commercially competitive social enterprise to build productivity for the whole health and aged care industry
The Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE) is behind a new network which aims to bridge the gaps between assistive technology research and practice. And it’s calling for the sector to jump on board.
This week Palliative Care Australia helped launch a new global online information network all about palliative, hospice and end-of-life care. A wealth of interesting and informative content is accessible through a website or mobile app.
The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners has released a new guide to help GPs establish video consultation, which could eventually be used to improve healthcare access for elderly Australians.
How can children pick up a gadget and use it straight away while parents and grandparents need the kids to set up the new TV or ‘work’ a new device? New research suggests we need more ‘inclusive’ product design.
NeuRA has just gone mobile, following the release of its first-ever app which aims to measure an older person’s fear and risk of falling and suggest targeted falls prevention strategies.
A new telehealth solution has been launched that allows high quality multi-user video consultations with any health professional who has broadband, and also monitors the patient’s vital signs in their own home.
Online continuing professional education for nurses has taken a technological leap forward through the use of high-quality 3D models of the human body to support training and assessment.
The Royal Australasian College of Physicians is among 28 organisations that have been funded to encourage quicker uptake of telehealth videoconferencing.
Sophisticated apps, programs and websites, available on your portable electronic device, are transforming the way we monitor our own health and the way we care for others. Report from Health Informatics Conference 2012 in Sydney
The report from the Pathfinder project will soon inform aged care providers about the use of personally-controlled eHealth records. The sector is on track to help clients use eHealth records as soon as they are functional.
Some of Australia’s top minds in science and technology hosted a Chinese delegation in Canberra this week, discussing the role of healthy ageing technologies in our shared future.
You asked for it and the app’s developers have responded. Alzheimer’s Australia and the Bupa Health Foundation have launched the Android version of the overwhelmingly successful Apple BrainyApp.