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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.

How increased communication from aged care organisations can deliver safer, more holistic, and quicker patient care  

The healthcare sector has seen many lifesaving developments stem from technology over the past 10 years. From the improvement of telehealth for remote communities to the implementation of digital patient histories. However, there are still gaps in this gradual automation process.

Wearable monitor could help older people remain living independently for longer

With the vast majority of older Australians wishing to age in their own homes comes a level of anxiety for their loved ones. But Adelaide father and medical device engineer Shem Richards is hoping to change that, with a smart suit currently being adapted and trialled for the aged care market.

Why visitor management in aged care facilities is critical

Despite vaccinations now ramping up across Australia, the coronavirus pandemic is far from over. Recent events have demonstrated how easily and quickly the virus can spread within the community.

Talk with Ted a powerful AI addition to dementia education

For those with limited experience communicating with a person with dementia, even the most well-intentioned act can quickly spiral into a distressing scene for both the carer and person receiving care. And while practise makes perfect, honing your skills on real people isn’t always ideal. Thankfully, Ted is here to help.

Getting smart: Seniors see the benefits of technology in the home

“Hey Google, play hip-hop music,” said Bob, a man in his late 70s. He wasn’t the only one. Helen and Ken, also in their...

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