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StrokeAssist

StrokeAssist is a communication app for people with aphasia, an impairment in the ability to speak and understand others. The app provides a human voice and pictures to support communication with family members and medical staff. The content is designed to support face-to-face communication in the context of a hospital ward, i.e., toschedule daily events (therapy, doctor visits)express personal needs (hunger, pain, mood)introduce people (hospital staff, family members).StrokeAssist contains a starter set of pictures to support communication. It allows you …

Study level
PhD, Research Masters, Honours
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
Lead unit
School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Designing interactive technology with children to foster emotion awareness

The aim of this project is to design interactive technology with children that helps them to better understand emotions in themselves and in other children and to regulate them appropriately.As part of life, children are exposed to new events and experiences such as their first day at school, moving house or the birth of a sibling. Children may be frightened and upset by these new experiences and express their distress in a number of ways such as crying, withdrawing, or …

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

Designing interactive technology to support stroke survivors in the transition from the hospital to their homes

The aim of this research project is to explore how interactive technologies (e.g., mobile apps, wearable technology, Internet of Things applications, etc.) can support stroke survivors in their transition from the hospital to their homes.Stroke, defined as a sudden interruption in blood flow to the brain, is 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 the senses (sight, touch, smell), …

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

SleepBeta: improving sleep habits amongst students

Sleep, together with healthy diet and exercise, is a key pillar for a healthy lifestyle. It is important to feeling well and to performing well at university.However, students often have unhealthy sleep habits due to stress caused by exams, leisure activities and work commitments.

Study level
PhD, Research Masters, Honours
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
Lead unit
School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

MyFootCare: Engaging people with diabetic foot ulcers in self-care through mobile visual analytics

Every day in Australia, 50,000 people are suffering with a diabetic foot ulcer (DFU). 1000 are in hospital because of DFU, 12 will undergo an amputation and four people will die with DFU, costing an estimated $1billion annually.People with a DFU typically require frequent and intensive weekly treatment at a multi-disciplinary diabetic foot clinic to effectively heal their DFU over a period of 3 months, to avoid hospitalisation and amputation.A key challenge in healing DFUs is effectively engaging people in …

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

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