Wireless wellbeing and personalised health
Harnessing modern mobile and sensing technologies for better health outcomes
Due to on-going technological developments, we are beginning to see an increase in mobile phone applications and sensing devices designed to measure food intake and monitor physical activity of those looking to get healthy.
This effortless and unobtrusive form of measurement combined with the use of data mining means we are now able to discover and present definitive behavioural patterns better than ever before. This can be achieved both in real time and over long periods, so that associations with health risk factors rapidly become apparent and appropriate action can be taken.
The Wireless Wellbeing node will explore how wireless sensing and communications can empower individuals to self-monitor and positively influence their decisions and behaviour around nutrition, physical activity and sleep. These behavioural outcomes will help to improve quality of life and prevent obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
This node will be characterised by the development of monitoring systems, researching preferences for data storage mechanisms that can better monitor and modify behaviour and the use of educational and motivational messaging. Accordingly, this node will also explore effective interfacing in communication with health practitioners and support circles.
Professor Margaret Allman-Farinelli
The collaboration team
|Professor Margaret Allman-Farinelli||Science|
|Professor Judy Kay||Engineering and Information Technologies|
|Associate Professor Kalina Yacef||Engineering and Information Technologies|
|Professor Adrian Bauman||Sydney Medical School|
|Dr Philayrath Phongsavan||Sydney Medical School|
|Associate Professor Mu Li||Sydney Medical School|
|Associate Professor Bob Kummerfeld||Engineering and Information Technologies|
|Associate Professor Robyn McConchie||Agriculture and Environment|
|Associate Professor Teresa Davis||Business|
|Dr Becky Freeman||School of Public Health, Sydney Medical School|
|Dr Fiona Martin||Arts and Social Sciences|
|Lie Ming Tang||Engineering and Information Technologies|
|Farahaz Yekeh||Engineering and Information Technologies|
|Dr Anna Rangan||Science|
|Professor Philip Poronnik||Sydney Medical School|