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Technology and innovation

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The focus of our Technology and Innovation theme is to develop and utilise innovative technologies and approaches to improve human health across the lifespan. We do this by leveraging 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. Thus, our research is motivated by the urge to preserve health & save lives, as well as enhance food and nutrition sustainability. Our focus currently is on the following three areas:

Utilising Artificial Intelligence for a healthier tomorrow

  • Using deep learning algorithms to analyse the Abdominal Aortic Calcification (AAC) a marker of high cardiovascular and other chronic disease risk.
  • Using machine learning to detect Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) from 3D facial scans.
  • AI for other health related conditions such as falls and fractures.

Innovative food technologies for a healthier tomorrow

  • 3D food printing
  • Freeze drying

Innovative monitoring & digital health solutions for a healthier tomorrow

  • 24 hour blood pressure, glucose, physical activity and stress monitoring
  • Webapps, gamification
  • Food composition database data portals for dietary nitrate/nitrite intake assessment

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