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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

Social computing as a methodological approach to explore co-creation systems and services

Organisations’ business models are evolving and leveraging networks of individuals to orchestrate service creation and delivery. Such use of networks enables co-creation leading to competitive scale, reduced cost and increased revenue growth.Co-creation activities facilitate a venue for innovation through a collaborative process in a multi-actor network. Consequently, today we are shifting to a world of dynamic and rapidly adapting collaborative networks. These are loose and complex configurations of service systems that engage in mutually beneficial relationships.The success of these collaborative …

Study level
Master of Philosophy, Honours, Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
Lead unit
School of Information Systems

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