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Roboticist calls for more automation for ageing

One of the world’s leading roboticists, responsible for tech that disposes of explosives in war zones, wants to see more robotics catering for the ageing population. MIT Emeritus Professor Rodney Brooks, who worked for the university for a decade before ...

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Parkinson’s test as simple as tapping on a keyboard

A test that uses artificial intelligence to detect early Parkinson’s disease more accurately diagnoses the condition than non-specialist clinicians, a new study says. Charles Sturt University’s Warwick Adams, a School of Computing and Mathematics PhD student, said his research found ...

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Hounds of love: ex-athletes in aged care

Maintaining health and wellbeing among the elderly is complex. Yet some aged care facilities, both here and overseas, are choosing to house ex-athletes in a bid to improve residents’ quality of life. In fact, it’s a growing trend. Why is ...

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