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Technology the key to faster recovery

Education editor Antonia Maiolo spoke to Maayken Van den berg, a postdoctoral research fellow from Flinders University. Van den berg is involved in a world-first study, looking at whether technology such as iPad apps and interactive games can help older ...

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Ripples or revolutions

IT academics weigh in the next big breakthrough and whether some current advances have what it takes to make a big splash. Each year, there are a number of technologies that are expected to revolutionise the way care is delivered. ...

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Fit test for Fitbits

Commercial devices in trial to see if they can deliver medical data. By Amie Larter. Wearable devices such as Fitbit and Nike+ could soon feed information to health professionals monitoring patients in their own homes. A team of engineers from ...

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Brains train best in teams

Workouts for the mind go best with buddies, study finds.  Brain training works wonders by boosting memory and thinking skills in the elderly but many expensive at-home programs are ineffective, new research shows. The study, published in the journal PLOS ...

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Teamed up for telehealth

Just under one-third of Australians, 29 per cent, live in regional and rural areas, an Australian Bureau of Statistics study completed in June 2013 states. Of this 29 per cent, 23 per cent live in remote areas, which makes seeking ...

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i.on the prize at ITAC awards

Compliance software product plays role in success for multiple winners. By Dallas Bastian A governance, risk and compliance software company and one team that implemented its product were both big winners at the Information Technology in Aged Care (ITAC) 2014 ...

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