Improving health and lifestyle

The high cost of bad quality data
A new study of the Australian healthcare industry has revealed the impact that inaccurate and inconsistent data can have on patient safety.

New book details A to Z of assistive technology
A new book by experts in biomedical engineering will provide valuable information to people with reduced abilities.

Research finds health benefits from free play
Cheap items like crates and buckets encourage children to be more active and creative when playing, research has found.

Research advances pressure garments for speedy recovery
RMIT researchers are designing unique pressure garments to help heal burn patients - with a little assistance from an almost-human friend.

Social connections key to happiness for "at-risk" teens
An RMIT University report on the happiness of disadvantaged Australian teenagers has emphasised the vital role of family and friends in mental wellbeing.

Liquid metal pump a breakthrough for micro-fluidics
Researchers have developed the world's first liquid metal enabled pump, a revolutionary new micro-scale device with no mechanical parts.

Marine sponge shows promise against cancer
A promising compound for cancer treatment derived from a sea sponge has been synthesised in a laboratory by a PhD researcher.

Researchers to study physics of life with light
RMIT University is a core collaborator in the Australian Research Council's new $38 million Centre of Excellence for Nanoscale BioPhotonics.

Research examines acupuncture needle quality
The quality of acupuncture needles needs to be universally improved to increase patient comfort and safety, researchers have found.

A sleeping time bomb
Lack of sleep is linked to high cholesterol, obesity and depression. Now researchers say it can damage your brain.

Research focus areas

Improving health and lifestyle is one of RMIT's five research focus areas. Other focus areas are:

Research publications

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