A research project that mimics nature to create sustainable environmental and energy applications, and another focussed on helping the human body clock adjust to the impact of artificial lighting in homes and workplaces, are two of four QUT-based projects awarded more than $3.5M in Australian Research Council Future Fellowship (ARC) funding for 2018.
Real world safety
Our research focuses on safety prevention and injury management, and the impact that injuries have on individuals and society.
Injury prevention and management researchers consider:
- the individual, including the impairments of movement that lead to fall-related injuries
- the interaction between the individual and assistive or augmenting technologies, including intelligent transport system design, human-machine interfaces and brain-controlled prostheses
- society, in areas like education, regulation and enforcement.
Our research includes:
- human movement studies
- health psychology
- behavioural economics
- trauma and emergency
- medical physics
- civil engineering.
We emphasise developing and evaluating assessment tools and interventions, and monitoring at both the individual and population level.
Our research findings provide insight into how to achieve behaviour change in healthcare consumers who ignore or disregard information about technological advances.
QUT researchers have found that for people living with Parkinson’s disease, dance improves walking, emotional wellbeing, and capacity to tackle cognitive challenges.