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Xbox a potential aged care monitor

A computer science student from Edith Cowan University (ECU) has developed an application that uses an Xbox Kinect to monitor the sick, the elderly, or those with a disability. Developed for a student research project, Laurence Da Luz has created ...

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An app a day

Internet and smartphone technology is helping women who are cancer survivors maintain wellbeing.  The Queensland University of Technology leads the Women’s Wellness After Cancer Program, which teaches self-management via internet and smartphone technology. WWACP is one of the eleven projects ...

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Beating the hackers

Companies can’t be too proactive when it comes to data security.  The aged care industry is on the alert after healthcare providers, including GPs and pharmacists, have had their data hacked. In response to incidences of hacking, Leading Age Services ...

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Integrating home care technology

Every conceivable device exists to enable home care – it just needs to be bundled together to a single destination. By Stuart Hope As with all aspects of modern society, technology is playing a part in home care and should ...

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Internet a rich tapestry for seniors

A new social media platform, Tapestry, which connects seniors with their loved ones, has just been launched in Australia. By Aileen Macalintal Since the first trial last year, there are more than 450 users of the platform, which bundles technologies ...

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Social media a weapon against isolation

Social media helps ease the loneliness of elders, says University of Sydney research. Social isolation can be a significant problem, especially for those who are house-bound, said Professor Robert Steele, chair of the University’s Discipline of Health Informatics. Steele led ...

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