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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 benefit from medical …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy, Honours
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
School
School of Computer Science
Research centre(s)

MyFootCare - designing technology with people with diabetic foot ulcers

Every day in Australia:50,000 people are suffering with a diabetic foot ulcer (DFU)1,000 are in hospital because of a DFU12 will undergo an amputationfour people will die with a DFU.A key challenge to healing DFUs is effectively engaging people in their independent self-care away from the clinic. To date, self-care of people with DFU has been reported to be universally low. This project seeks to address the challenge of low adherence to self-care amongst patients with DFUs.The main innovation of …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy, Honours
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
School
School of Computer Science
Research centre(s)

Designing active play technologies with families

The aim of this project is to design and study digital technologies that enable and support active play in families with young children.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. With the current COVID-19 pandemic, many playgrounds, childcare facilities, and sports clubs are closed, which means that families look for alternatives to stay active.In this project you'll explore:how parents …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy, Honours
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
School
School of Computer Science
Research centre(s)

Cherbourg Aboriginal Community Healing Space

The Healing Space project was initiated by the Barambah Local Justice Group (BLJG) from the Cherbourg Aboriginal Community. It involves co-designing a dedicated space where community members can find solace during and after Sorry Business.The urgency of this project is prioritised, given the ongoing experiences of youth suicides. Cherbourg epitomises Australia’s history and continuing legacies of Indigenous dispossession, displacement, violence and disempowerment, framed through a narrative of scientific racism and terra nullius. Community-led, co-designed projects, however, are transforming colonial discourses, …

Study level
Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Creative Industries Faculty
School
School of Creative Practice
Research centre(s)

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