Entry for:2018 Queensland Women in STEM Prize
1. Please provide a short summary of your research, project or technology.
My work involves finding new ways to connect people to healthcare treatment.
My research involves discovering how innovative technology, including social robots, can be used as a healthcare tool to help improve people’s health and well-being.
I am currently conducting research using a social robot to find out the impact of a new program to encourage people to live healthy lifestyles.
We also want to discover new ways to support current healthcare professionals in their ability to deliver treatment to more people.
We want to find out if using a social robot as another way to talk to people about healthcare might open up a new digital treatment option, and if it can help people to make healthy changes to their behaviour.
We are also developing new ways to investigate human-robot interaction, and finding out what people want from a robot that will talk to them about a health problem.
2. Additional Details
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