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University and footwear maker combine to create boot concept for healthcare workers

Monash University and Blundstone Australia have created a hi-tech boot concept designed to address the specific needs of doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals.

Assistive technologies could and should play roll in charting way out of aged care crisis

Post-election, advocates are keen for the new Government to initiate measures to alleviate the chronic workforce shortages in the aged care industry. Jason Waller, CEO of Intelicare, says that the role assistive technologies can play in charting a way out of the crisis should be given more attention. BIANCA ROBERTS reports

Technology critical for delivering equitable, efficient, and economic outcomes into our future: Opinion

InteliCare CEO Jason Waller says more money simply isn’t going to fix the structural issues of a critical workforce shortage. Until we work smarter, empowering workers with technology that allows them to deliver better care to more people more efficiently, the budget simply goes unspent and services continue to go undelivered.

Ageing Grand Challenge Forum delves into creating an ‘age-friendly future for seniors’

Leading members of NSW universities, industry and government have met today for the second Ageing Grand Challenge Forum, hosted by the NSW Smart Sensing Network (NSSN).

Older Australians embracing smart home tech: new survey

Older Australians aged 55 to 65+ years have embraced smart home devices and become more tech-savvy, according to new statistics.

‘Smart’ operating systems in aged care facilities are proving a godsend, but with tech-enhanced convenience and efficiency comes increased risk

With life becoming more and more dependent upon digitised systems as each year passes, there is much work to be done in securing both personal and nation-wide digital infrastructure. BIANCA ROBERTS looks at what is being done to keep our systems safe.

New alliance answers call for smarter seniors tech solutions

A new strategic alliance between a leading global health care services provider and an aged care software developer is looking to capitalise on the growing appetite of Australian seniors to go digital post global pandemic.

Researchers are delving into smart technology and looking at just how it will impact homes for seniors

Smart Homes for Seniors, Intelligent Home Solutions for Independent Living is a new multiple university study into what extent smart technology and artificial intelligence will augment aged care in the future. BIANCA ROBERTS spoke to researcher Dr Sarah Pink about the project.

Smart phone apps may offer potential remedy for mild prospective memory loss

A new study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society points to smart phone applications as a potential remedy for mild cases of prospective memory loss.

Research highlighting how modern tech can support older adults wins inaugural IoT Award

Monash University’s Emerging Technologies Research Lab has been recognised by the Internet of Things Australia for research highlighting how modern technology can support older adults.

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