Technology and innovation

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Our focus is to develop and utilise innovative technologies and approaches to improve human health across the lifespan. We leverage state-of-the-art technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), 3D food printing, freeze drying and other novel food drying technologies, 24-hour health monitoring and digital technologies.

Our research is motivated by the urge to preserve health and save lives, as well as enhance food and nutrition sustainability.

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Dr Cassandra Smith
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published
March 2024
ECU researchers awarded funding to fuel future NHMRC success
A total of $4.73 million in funding has been awarded to 25 early and mid-career researchers under the Future Health...
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older-woman-heart
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published
February 2024
Understanding rapid weight loss in older women: Message from the heart
Unexplained rapid weight loss in older people could be a sign of underlying disease and can be linked with increased...
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Dr Carlos Toto-Huamanchumo
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published
December 2023
Internationally recognised scholarship awarded to ECU early career researcher
Edith Cowan University (ECU) PhD student Dr Carlos Toro-Huamanchumo (MD) has been announced as one of the six recipients of...
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Dr Liezhou Zhong free-drying food
3 MIN READ
published
December 2023
ECU researchers awarded prestigious grant to tackle national health challenges
Three researchers from Edith Cowan University (ECU) have been awarded grant funding from the National Health and Medical Research Council...
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Dr Jack Dalla Via
2 MIN READ
published
December 2023
You “aorta” look beyond muscle and bone for falls and fracture risk: New AI algorithm identifies high risk older women
A new automated machine-learning algorithm has been developed by researchers at Edith Cowan University (ECU). The algorithm accurately assesses abdominal...
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heart-aac
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published
October 2023
ECU Associate Professor getting to the heart of healthy ageing
Associate Professor Josh Lewis has been awarded a 2023 Heart Foundation Future Leader Fellowship. Edith Cowan University (ECU) Associate Professor...
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innovation-grants
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published
October 2023
More than half a million dollars for ECU medical innovation
The State Government has announced $1.4 million will be awarded to WA's leading medical and health innovators through its Innovation...
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touch-of-a-button
3 MIN READ
published
July 2023
AI to predict your health later in life — all at the press of a button
Thanks to artificial intelligence, we will soon be able to predict our risk of developing serious health conditions later in...
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Associate Professor Joshua Lewis
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published
March 2023
Major funding announcement for ECU to lead global cardiovascular disease research team
Edith Cowan University (ECU) researchers will lead a global team researching how to better prevent a novel aspect of cardiovascular...
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Dr Liezhou Zhong
3 MIN READ
published
March 2023
ECU’s ‘Emerging Leaders’ win State Government health research funding
Four Edith Cowan University health researchers have won hundreds of thousands of dollars as part of the WA Near-Miss Awards:...
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3d printed food.
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published
February 2023
3D food printing to nourish vulnerable Australians
Poor nutrition contributes to more deaths globally than any other factor including smoking and inadequate physical activity. It is estimated...
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aac-heart
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published
December 2022
Message from the heart: Abdominal aortic calcification for CV risk detection
Abdominal aortic calcification or AAC is the deposition of calcium within the intimal or medial layers of the aortic wall....
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Dr Zulqarnain Gilani
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published
December 2022
ECU researcher wins prestigious grant by applying Artificial Intelligence to the medical world
ECU research fellow Dr Zulqarnain Gilani has won a prestigious grant and distinction for his work using artificial intelligence to...
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sarcopenia-resistance
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published
August 2022
Resistance exercise frontline defence against sarcopenia
Sarcopenia is the loss of muscle mass in conjunction with reduced strength and/or physical performance. In July 2019, sarcopenia was...
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dementia-dexa
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published
June 2022
Predicting the future: a quick, easy scan can reveal late-life dementia risk
Late-life dementia is becoming increasingly common in people after 80 years of age. A new long-term study has shown a...
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police-recruit-injury
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published
May 2022
World-first study to help WA Police Force recruits avoid injury
A new study has identified the number and type of injuries experienced by WA Police Force recruits whilst undergoing their...
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published
December 2021
3D printed food: better health, less waste
Researchers from Edith Cowan University are using innovative food technology to boost the fruit and veg intake of Australians while also reducing food waste. By...
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Dr Liezhou Zhong holding a plate with 3D printed food.
2 MIN READ
published
December 2021
3D printed meals could help us make better food choices
Researchers from Edith Cowan University are using innovative food technology to boost the fruit and vegetable intake of Australians, from...
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3 dimensional face scan
2 MIN READ
published
September 2021
Cutting edge 3D facial scans could give genetic clues to autism
New Western Australian research is using high-tech 3D facial scans to give us a better understanding of the genetic causes...
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female-falls
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published
June 2021
Future falls risk detected by a simple bone density scan
The build-up of calcium in a major blood vessel is linked with a 39 per cent higher risk of serious...
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aac-heart-health
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published
April 2021
Abdominal aortic calcification and cardiovascular disease
Abdominal aortic calcification (AAC), commonly seen on abdominal and lumbar spine imaging, was associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular...
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new-research-heart-disease
3 MIN READ
published
January 2021
New research reveals early warning sign for heart disease
The build-up of calcium in a major artery outside of the heart could predict future heart attack or stroke, a...
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medical-research-ai
1 MIN READ
published
November 2020
Medical research meets AI
Artificial intelligence is changing the world at a dizzying speed, but can computers yet match the human brain? In some...
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bone-scans-heart-risk
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published
October 2020
Bone scans
Bone density scans that are routinely performed to identify the risk of fractures could also give and early warning for...
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