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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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Virtual reality energises stroke recovery

New research published in the Journal of Physiotherapy has found that incorporating virtual reality into rehabilitation can have a significant effect on people who have had a stroke. The systematic review of data gathered from different trials revealed rehabilitation incorporating ...

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Opinion: Tech uptake – tick-tock

Breakthroughs will be positive disruptions for healthcare, so the sector needs to pick up the pace of their development. By Ron Emerson When it comes to a vision for the future of healthcare, it’s clear that a change in the ...

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MyCareManager: services from a distance

A new eHealth platform is set to provide aged-care staff and residents with online medical updates and personalised information. Telstra Health has launched MyCareManager, developed in conjunction with community care specialists and Telstra Health subsidiary HealthConnex. The platform is expected to help carers ...

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