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Virtual reality improving wound care

Aged care staff are testing the usefulness of virtual reality headsets for senior clients, and it’s transforming wound management procedures. Originally developed by the gaming industry, VR intervention has emerged in clinical care as a non-medicinal method to distract patients ...

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Baby boomers get blogging

Academics have found that baby boomers are keen to enter the blogosphere, and once given the tools, will go online to discuss everything from genetically modified food to gothic horror fiction. University of the Sunshine Coast’s Dr Karen Sutherland has ...

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Roboticist calls for more automation for ageing

One of the world’s leading roboticists, responsible for tech that disposes of explosives in war zones, wants to see more robotics catering for the ageing population. MIT Emeritus Professor Rodney Brooks, who worked for the university for a decade before ...

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