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The winning design? It’s an easy call

A new call device that allows people with physical disabilities to call for assistance in a way that wasn’t possible before, has won a series of awards. The device, developed by researchers from Flinders University and the University of South ...

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Workforce systems can help patients, too

Workforce systems aren’t just for employees and employers, patients benefit as well. By Deane Hornsby At some point during our lives, all of us are going to rely on the support of an aged-care professional, be it assisting a loved ...

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Stroke prevention research wins grant

Sydney Nursing School researchers have been awarded a $200,000 grant at the NSW Cardiovascular Research Network State of the Heart Showcase and Awards ceremony. The funding will allow the University of Sydney team to further research stroke prevention through early ...

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Boot camp: Ten hut! Grab your smartphones!

Bootcamps usually conjure images of jogging, lunging and push-ups. But the latest bootcamp held in Tweed Heads, NSW, focused instead on smart technologies and their adoption in the aged- and community-care spaces. The two-day Feros Care’s Smart Technologies Bootcamp, designed to improve ...

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Young eye for the old guy

High school students and aged-care residents will link up to learn about online safety. University of the Sunshine Coast researchers and campus-based organisation iDcare, which supports victims of identity crime, launched the program in an effort to reduce online identity ...

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Wheel-I-Am gives residents grand tour

A robot has been whizzing around Sydney, giving aged-care residents in northern NSW the chance to see the city’s sights from their own homes. Feros Care’s latest recruit, Wheel-I-Am, is an iPad on a miniature Segway base that allows for ...

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