Research supporting both assessment of and delivery of services for optimal health is accelerated by leveraging novel technologies. Digital health, including use of wearable devices and real-time ambulatory data capture (e.g., mHealth), offer more granular insights into health and opportunities for intervening to promote health and healthy behaviours. Health informatics, including the development of algorithms for understanding novel biomarkers of health risk and opportunities for clinical and public health intervention and prevention strategies. Bolstered by our interdisciplinary collaborations and partnerships, we conduct research using state-of-the-art wearable devices, ambulatory self-report and computing technologies to help manage depression, understand bone health and mobility, reduce stress, improve sleep, and deliver gamified interventions for promoting physical activity. We also work closely with our industry partners to drive innovation at the intersection of technology and health that is scalable to deploy prevention and intervention programmes across organisational systems.
Project aims: To develop a rapid and accurate method to quantify femoral neck loads during ballistic exercise training. With two objectives: the first is to quantify the effects of different ballistic exercises on peak femoral loads; and the second is to quantify the accuracy of using wearable sensors and machine learning in the prediction of femoral loads.
Project aims: To evaluate and amplify the benefits to health and risk profile of customers who engage with the YuLife app using the latest modelling techniques and research from the public health and wellbeing domain.
Project aims: To reduce depressive symptoms among patients diagnosed with severe somatic conditions. The NEVERMIND e-health system consists of a smart shirt and a mobile application with lifestyle behavioural advice, mindfulness-based therapy, and cognitive behavioural therapy.
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