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Sport, Health & Wellbeing

Regaining your Equilibri-um

Hayley Teasdale and David Hinwood are PhD students from the University of Canberra who have come up with a brilliant, simple and accessible solution to reduce falls for people whose balance is impaired, such as Parkinson’s disease sufferers.

The Equilibri Balance Ball retrains balance by improving proprioception, or the sense of where your body is in space. Check out the video below, in which they explain how it works.

Video by John Masiello

Business & Economy

The future of aviation in Australia

Following the announcement that Virgin Australia has gone into voluntary administration, Dr Tracy Ireland gives her perspective on how it will change Australia’s aviation industry.

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Sport, Health & Wellbeing

COVID-19: The need to fill the spatio-temporal data vacuum

We need better, more meaningful data on prevalence and incidence rates in order to combat COVID-19, says University of Canberra epidemiologist Professor Mark Daniel.

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Sport, Health & Wellbeing

Getting to the ‘Art’ of Dementia: new research highlights benefits of art intervention

University of Canberra researcher Nathan D’Cunha has devoted himself to bettering the lives of those living with dementia. His latest published study shines a light on how art gallery interventions can positively affect their mental and physical well-being.

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Ideas, Progress & the Future

The new normal: social media use in 2020

Social media is now a daily staple in many people’s lives. UC’s Dr Vivienne Lewis gives her insights into the phenomenon.

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