A Household Robot to improve self-management behaviours in people with heart failure

As part of an NHMRC-funded IDEAS grant, we have a PhD opportunity to help design, develop and evaluate a Temi 3 household mobile robot for home monitoring to support self-management for people living with heart failure.

Project supervisor(s)

Professor Ralph Maddison

The Temi 3 household robot will enable individualised monitoring of symptoms, and adherence to medications and healthy lifestyle behaviours. Key behaviour change techniques, gamification, and tailored information will be integrated into the Temi 3 household robot to maximise effectives, and facilitate empowerment, uptake and engagement, leading to improved self-management and health outcomes.

We are seeking a PhD candidate interested in working on Temi 3 household robot for home monitoring, which can include:

  • Understanding optimal intervention features for a Temi 3 household robot for home monitoring;
  • How to engage people to use a Temi 3 household robot for supporting self-management; and

Applicants must hold an undergraduate degree with first class Honours degree or equivalent Master’s degree with a substantial research component in a relevant field including health sciences, psychology, information technology and software engineers. Please refer to the entry pathways to higher degrees by research for further information.

There is one scholarship available for this project. The position is open to domestic and international students currently living in Australia.

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