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Bandage in works detects pressure ulcers

Researchers from the US are developing a new type of bandage that uses electrical currents to detect early tissue damage from pressure ulcers before the human eye can. “What we’re detecting is a change in the way electricity flows that ...

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Driving independence

Driverless cars may soon be on Australia’s roads, helping older people in the community and in aged-care lead independent lives. Federal Treasurer Joe Hockey recently said driverless cars will transform the lives of older Australians in the future, and Jeffrey Soar ...

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App and education help foster person-centred care

A mobile app and strong leadership are helping to ensure people with dementia receive individualised care, an academic has said. Care for a person with dementia is not always person-centred, Dr Lisa Clinnick said, and the institutionalised nature of care – the need to ...

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App to detect impending epileptic attacks

Japanese researchers have developed a system for smartphones to alert epileptics at least 30 seconds before a seizure. The app is designed to help patients take precautions in the nick of time and avoid injuries. A team from Kyoto University developed ...

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Online forums winning trust over doctors

A leading computational bioinformatics researcher has warned about the risks of online health information forums, saying many users are endangering their health by trusting potentially ill-informed and misleading advice. A study of online, patient-driven health forums by Dr Reeva Lederman ...

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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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