Getting sunburnt could be another rebellious rite of passage for young people, says QUT public health researcher Dr Elke Hacker who is testing new UV detection wearables to try to make sun safety part of daily routine.
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.