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SleepBeta: a mobile app to improve 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, Master of Philosophy, Honours
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

Effectiveness of wearable technology in corporate wellness programs

Activity trackers such as Fitbit have become popular with millions of people worldwide. According to recent news, manufacturers of wearable health technology have targeted corporate wellness programs. For example, Fitbit added 1,000 new enterprise customers to its corporate wellness platform in Q4 of 2015. Unit orders from enterprise customers can range from 500 for small and medium companies up to the U.S. retailer Target buying devices for all of its 330,000 employees. The focus of this research is to investigate …

Study level
Master of Philosophy
Faculty
QUT Business School
Lead unit
School of Advertising, Marketing and Public Relations

The use of wearable technology to reduce your insurance premium

Activity trackers such as Fitbit have become popular with millions of people worldwide. Now, one of Australia's biggest life insurers, MLC, has become Australia's first insurer to use smart wearable technology to track customers' habits and reward them for good behaviour. The focus of this research is to investigate if consumers are worried about their privacy and also that their premiums could be penalised if insurers were to learn of their bad habits.RequirementsThis project is ideal for a candidate with …

Study level
Master of Philosophy
Faculty
QUT Business School
Lead unit
School of Advertising, Marketing and Public Relations

Time series modelling of athlete performance using wearable technologies

With elite sports becoming ever more competitive, coaches, athletes and sports scientists are looking to use data to maximise training outcomes for greater competitive performance.For the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, a series of projects are being offered towards the development of new statistical and machine learning tools in cross-disciplinary collaboration with sports scientists and end users. The projects involve QUT, the ARC Centre of Excellence in Mathematical and Statistical frontiers (ACEMS) and the Queensland Academy of Sport …

Study level
Honours
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
Lead unit
School of Mathematical Sciences

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