QUT and Swiss medtech company Abionic SA are collaborating to develop rapid, targeted tests for allergies to subtropical grass pollens – tests that could be administered in a GP office.
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.
Frustration caused by level crossing design, commuter traffic and peak hour trains bunching up is driving motorists and pedestrians to try to ‘beat the boom gate’, according to new QUT research.