The TechNOW podcast series explores ground-breaking research and innovation that has been made possible through the Global Connections Fund.
The GCF was established by the Australian Government to foster global research and business partnerships and was administered by the Academy of Technology and Engineering.
It provided priming and bridging grants that enabled Australian researchers and Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to collaborate at an international level.
In each episode of TechNOW you’ll hear how those collaborations are helping to deliver everyday technology that is shaping the future, from an app that can help heal a broken heart to sensors that monitor power flow through electricity grids in real time and new blood tests that can individually tailor cancer treatment.
Phones and Fitbits for healthier hearts
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in Australia. It claims 21 lives every day. Those who do survive heart attacks can take months to recover.
That’s where Associate Professor Nicole Freene comes in. She’s developed an app-based exercise program designed to improve the health of older people at risk of a repeat heart attack.