Fire, floods, terrorism, epidemics, earthquakes, war, climate change, rising sea levels and animals in emergency management…these topics and more are on the agenda next week at an international congress co-hosted by QUT in Brisbane.
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 are developing a new class of surgical robots and designing a multimodal imaging system using ultrasound technology to guide robotic vision for keyhole operations.