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Designing technology to promote physical activity in families with young children

The aim of this project is to engage with families with young children to design technologies that promote physical activity spread across the day. To promote healthy growth and development, children aged 1-5 years should be physically active for at least three hours each day. This may include running, jumping and playful activities. In this project we will explore how parents currently promote an active lifestyle, the technologies that they use, and the obstacles they may face to find the …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy, Honours, Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
Lead unit
School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Medical selfies and patient generated health data

Smartphones and wearable technologies provide exciting opportunities for patients and health professionals to transform healthcare. Patients can benefit from photos (“medical selfies”) taken on their smartphone to record a condition that they want to discuss with a health professional. Wearable devices allow patients to semi-automatically collect data about their physical activity, sleep, mood, diet, etc. This data can help patients to better understand a health concern, its underlying causes, and the impact of treatments. Clinicians, on the other hand, can …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy, Honours, Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
Lead unit
School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Co-designing technology with stroke survivors to support their journey from the hospital back to their everyday lives

Strokes, defined as a sudden interruption in blood flow to the brain, are a leading cause of long-term disability in high-income countries. Depending on the brain area affected, a stroke can impact a person’s ability to move the body, engage with their senses, use language, think and experience emotions.In Australia, more than 470,000 people live with the effects of stroke, with two thirds of them needing assistance to carry out basic activities of daily living like eating and washing.The aim …

Study level
PhD
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
Lead unit
School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

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