Surgery of the future

15 March, 2017

Move through a virtual operating theatre to learn about technologies including new imaging tools, robotics, biomaterials and more.

Thought-controlled movement

28 February, 2017

A device smaller than a paperclip could one day help paralysed people move their limbs with the power of thought.

Digital marshmallow test examines impulse control

21 February, 2017

The new 'digital marshmallow test' looks at impulsive behaviour in adults that can lead to obesity, type 2 diabetes, substance abuse and suicide.

New patient monitoring technology targets readmissions

13 February, 2017

A mobile patient monitoring system — which was last week selected as only one of 25 digital health and medical technologies in the world to be fast-tracked into the lucrative US market — is set to be released in Australia.

Locked-in patients communicate through brain-computer interface

02 February, 2017

A computer interface that can decipher the thoughts of people who are unable to communicate could revolutionise the lives of those living with completely locked-in syndrome, according to a new paper published 31 January 2017 in PLOS Biology.

New 'smart needle' to make brain surgery safer

23 January, 2017

A new high-tech medical device to make brain surgery safer has been developed by researchers at the University of Adelaide.

Keeping newborns SAFE

13 January, 2017

Western Australia's Fiona Stanley Hospital (FSH) is enabling mothers and newborns to experience the benefits of skin-to-skin care immediately after birth while keeping babies safe from suffocation.

Better broadband needed in the bush

12 January, 2017

The AMA has warned that health services in rural, regional and remote Australia could fall even further behind city services, without urgent government action to ensure all Australians have access to affordable and reliable high-speed broadband.

Catheter ablation dominates the atrial fibrillation market

21 December, 2016

Technological advancement in AF devices, increase in ageing population and a surge in the prevalence of heart diseases globally are estimated to be responsible for the increased demand for catheter ablation.

Thermo Scientific Sorvall BP 8 and 16 blood banking centrifuges

02 December, 2016

The 16 x 500 mL capacity Thermo Scientific Sorvall BP 8 and 16 blood banking centrifuges are designed to maximise productivity for blood processing centres by offering an increased capacity that is said to exceed legacy systems by 33% while maintaining previously validated protocols.

Queensland Adds Dedicated eHealth Division

05 August, 2015 by Sharon Smith

At this week’s Health Informatics Conference 2015, Queensland Health announced the founding of eHealth Queensland, a dedicated eHealth division in a move to bring together the statewide rollout of electronic medical records (EMRs) in state hospitals and patient information viewing solution called The Viewer.

Technology in Health: Fear, Resistance and Risks

04 August, 2015 by Sharon Smith

But what are the risks of doing nothing?

Simulated Training at WA's Fiona Stanley Hospital

18 June, 2014 by Petrina Smith

The $2billion Fiona Stanley Hospital (FSH) was brought to life for a few hours during a simulated helicopter crash on the hospital’s helipad.

Primary Health Practitioners to Be Trained in e-Mental Health Therapies

18 June, 2014 by Petrina Smith

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World-first Laser Revolutionised Skin Cancer Detection

28 May, 2014 by Petrina Smith

World-first, cutting-edge laser technology being used by Queensland researchers will revolutionise the detection and treatment of skin cancer, saving lives and cutting treatment costs. Science Minister Ian Walker said the laser imaging system developed by researchers at the University of Queensland’s School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering and the University of Leeds, would help deliver on the Government’s election promise to revitalise frontline health services.

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