Ageing in place at home is giving way to ageing in place anywhere, thanks to the emergence of a new wave of assistive technology and so-called mobile health, says a leading expert.
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A leading scientist and advocate for smart assistive technologies for the aged and disabled has been awarded ACT Senior Australian of the Year, and has called for a more unified health technology sector.
RESEARCH: Accelerating the uptake of assistive health technologies requires new strategies and will rely on multidisciplinary networking, writes Dr Erol Harvey and Professor Greg Tegart.
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.
An economist, an engineer and the CEO of a community care provider all want the PC, and hence the government, to look at the emerging field of gerontechnology before it’s too late.