Navigation Links
Helping older people use technology can save lives
Date:9/26/2007

Making technology easier to use for older people is the focus of a Queensland University of Technology research team which has attracted $280,000 in funding in the latest round of the Australian Research Council's Discovery Projects scheme.

The study, led by QUT design researcher Dr Thea Blackler, is one of 24 projects worth more than $7.2 million awarded to QUT.

The announcement tops off a successful week for QUT research, with the university awarded $3.1 million in ARC Linkage grants and almost $4 million in National Health and Medical Research Council funding.

Dr Black's study will investigate older people's "intuitive" use of complex interactive devices, particularly health care devices, and find out how their design can be improved.

"The research has the potential to save costly mistakes and even lives," she said.

Dr Blackler said it was a concern that even technologically-savvy older people experienced "more difficulty" with new technology, as our ageing society increasingly depended on it.

She said many older people, particularly over-65s, needed to be able to use technology to manage personal security devices, basic household items and health products such as diabetes monitors.

Dr Blackler's team includes research partners Professor Vesna Popovic, also from the School of Design, and Dr Doug Mahar from QUT's School of Psychology and Counselling.

"When people use new interfaces, they rely on their intuition, which is based on previous knowledge and experience," Dr Blackler said.

"For example, they might recognise the 'power' symbol from their computer on a remote control, and intuitively know that button will turn the DVD player on.

"There seems to be some problem with the way older people access their experience and we don't know exactly why - it could be because their experiences are not relevant to contemporary products."


'/>"/>

Contact: Sandra Hutchinson
s3.hutchinson@qut.edu.au
61-731-382-130
Queensland University of Technology
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Helping stroke patients to recover balance
2. Helping the neurology of kidney failure
3. Vitamins Harming, not Helping, the Heart
4. Helping Kids Attain a Healthy Weight
5. Helping Cancer Patients Fight Fatigue
6. Preschoolers eat more when served in bigger helpings
7. Zinc Effective In Helping Kids Recover From Pneumonia
8. Several helping of fruits and vegetables help the pressure off the pump- the heart!
9. Helping a Family Going Through an Illness
10. Nurses Can Play Big Role In Helping Patients Quit Smoking
11. Split-Second Helpings of Intuition Serve Lasting Impressions
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/22/2014)... A new vaccine created to fight an illness similar ... livestock and even humans from similar brain infections, researchers ... from becoming infected by the incurable brain disorder known ... the Dec. 21 online edition of the journal ... infectious particles known as prions that go rogue. ...
(Date:12/22/2014)... (PRWEB) December 22, 2014 Super Saturday, ... Friday this year as the busiest day in the ... retailers, The Grass Station had a steady pre-Christmas stream ... gifts, this past Saturday. , “I definitely intend to ... Robert, a Denver resident who was enjoying The Grass ...
(Date:12/22/2014)... 2014 Give a loved one the ... of health and vitality. , For a limited time, ... anti-aging formulas in special Holiday Wellness gift packages at ... , Each bottle contains cutting-edge, proven nutritional support for ... as well as we age. , Joint ...
(Date:12/22/2014)... Pasadena, CA (PRWEB) December 22, 2014 ... is now offering consultations for sleep apnea. Drowsy drivers ... crashes than drivers who are well-rested, and some experts ... on the roads as intoxicated drivers. Unfortunately, millions of ... to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, about 18 ...
(Date:12/22/2014)... December 22, 2014 TheHardwareCity.com now stocks ... with many useful features. Customers of the large online ... the new gloves delivered to their home or workplace ... hand tools that incorporate heavy duty magnets, which make ... allows workers to store metal parts on the back ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Vaccine for Deer Against 'Mad Cow'-Like Illness Shows Promise 2Health News:Customers at Colorado’s Grass Station Say They’re Enjoying the Experience of Legally Purchasing Marijuana this Year to Give as Christmas Presents to Friends and Family 2Health News:You Still Have Time to Give the Gift of Health and Vitality to a Mature Loved One 2Health News:Pasadena Dentist, Dr. Marine Martirosyan, Now Offers Consultations for Sleep Apnea 2Health News:MagnoGrip Pro Utility Magnetic Gloves on Sale at TheHardwareCity.com 2
... Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics and Health ... critical time when the public, government leaders and ... bonus reforms, it appears that there is relatively ... according to a recent survey conducted by the ...
... 28 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- China Sky One Medical, Inc. ("China ... CSKI ), a leading fully integrated pharmaceutical company in ... Mr. Hubert Cooleman, Flemish economic representative for the North ... Ren Medical Company ("TDR"), a wholly-owned subsidiary of China ...
... Americans Suffer in Silence ... From Constipation(1): From Connecticut ... -NEW YORK, May 28 While it might not ... comfortable talking about constipation, the results of a new ... topic really is: In fact, while more than ...
... 28 Air Products (NYSE: APD ) ... John E. McGlade will be presenting at the Goldman ... June 4, 2009, at 8:00 a.m. EDT. An audio ... Products, Investor Relations web site at www.airproducts.com/Invest/PresentationSummary.htm . ...
... ESA,s next Earth Explorer, SMOS, has just passed the all-important ... up the mission are in place for launch later this ... to the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia. , The Flight ... the mission elements are in order and ready for launch. ...
... 28 Transcept Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: TSPT ... and commercialization of proprietary products that address important therapeutic ... Glenn A. Oclassen, President & Chief Executive Officer, is ... Science Conference in New York City on Wednesday, June ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Survey Data Reveals Little Connection between Executive Compensation, Employee Bonuses and Business Ethics and Compliance 2Health News:Survey Data Reveals Little Connection between Executive Compensation, Employee Bonuses and Business Ethics and Compliance 3Health News:China Sky One Medical, Inc. Welcomes Commercial Counselor from Belgium; Looks for Business Alliance with European Companies 2Health News:China Sky One Medical, Inc. Welcomes Commercial Counselor from Belgium; Looks for Business Alliance with European Companies 3Health News:Guess What Most Americans Don't Want to Talk About (Hint: It's Not Sex!) 2Health News:Guess What Most Americans Don't Want to Talk About (Hint: It's Not Sex!) 3Health News:Guess What Most Americans Don't Want to Talk About (Hint: It's Not Sex!) 4Health News:SMOS ready to ship to launch site 2Health News:Transcept Pharmaceuticals to Present at Needham Life Sciences Conference on June 10, 2009 2Health News:Transcept Pharmaceuticals to Present at Needham Life Sciences Conference on June 10, 2009 3
(Date:12/19/2014)... FOREST, Ill. , Dec. 19, 2014   ... world,s leading provider of injectable drugs and infusion technologies, ... J.P. Morgan 33rd Annual Healthcare Conference on Wednesday, Jan. ... The presentation is scheduled to begin at 10:30 a.m. ... be available to all interested parties through a live ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... SAN DIEGO and CARDIFF-BY-THE-SEA, ... Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: SRNE ;  Sorrento), ... and associated pain, and Conkwest, Inc., a privately-held ... a Natural Killer (NK) cell-line based therapy, announced ... definitive agreement to jointly develop next generation CAR-TNK™ ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... , Dec. 18, 2014  Sage Analytics ( ... of equipment for the testing of marijuana potency ... the new Luminary™ Profiler, the industry,s first product ... in a cost-effective, portable unit. Designed ... needs of the cannabis industry, the Luminary™ Profiler ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Sorrento and Conkwest Announce Exclusive Global Collaboration 2Sorrento and Conkwest Announce Exclusive Global Collaboration 3Sorrento and Conkwest Announce Exclusive Global Collaboration 4Sorrento and Conkwest Announce Exclusive Global Collaboration 5Sage Analytics Develops Breakthrough System for Potency Testing of Cannabis Products 2
... Nov. 15, 2010 Sequel Systems, Inc. ... today that its Electronic Health Record (EHR), SequelMed® ... and certified under the Drummond Group,s Electronic Health ... compliant in accordance with the criteria adopted by ...
... Nov. 15, 2010 Reportlinker.com announces that a new ... Global Nuclear Medicine Industry ... worldwide markets for Nuclear Medicine in US$ Million by ... The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Sequel Systems, Inc. Meaningful Use EHR Receives ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 Certification 2Sequel Systems, Inc. Meaningful Use EHR Receives ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 Certification 3Reportlinker Adds Global Nuclear Medicine Industry 2Reportlinker Adds Global Nuclear Medicine Industry 3Reportlinker Adds Global Nuclear Medicine Industry 4Reportlinker Adds Global Nuclear Medicine Industry 5Reportlinker Adds Global Nuclear Medicine Industry 6Reportlinker Adds Global Nuclear Medicine Industry 7Reportlinker Adds Global Nuclear Medicine Industry 8Reportlinker Adds Global Nuclear Medicine Industry 9Reportlinker Adds Global Nuclear Medicine Industry 10Reportlinker Adds Global Nuclear Medicine Industry 11Reportlinker Adds Global Nuclear Medicine Industry 12Reportlinker Adds Global Nuclear Medicine Industry 13Reportlinker Adds Global Nuclear Medicine Industry 14Reportlinker Adds Global Nuclear Medicine Industry 15Reportlinker Adds Global Nuclear Medicine Industry 16Reportlinker Adds Global Nuclear Medicine Industry 17Reportlinker Adds Global Nuclear Medicine Industry 18Reportlinker Adds Global Nuclear Medicine Industry 19
... inserted into the subclavian or jugular vein ... The Cool Line incorporates two proprietary, ... flowing within a closed-loop design, enabling direct ... The Cool Line combines two important patient ...
...
Designed to minimize emblolic debris in SVGs and carotids...
Our smallest port is available with or without a COOK Peel-Away Introducer Set....
Medicine Products: