Health tech. innovations on show at Care Expo

THE LATEST innovations in the health sector – ranging from Guardian safety pendants to therapeutic robots – will be showcased at the inaugural Care Expo in Brisbane from September 14-15.

More than 100 exhibitors will take over the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre for Care Expo, which will encompass a wide range of special needs from physical, intellectual and aged care, to everyday ailments including anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). 

Event director, Bob Carroll, said the Care Expo would bring together a diverse range of exhibitors from community services and the not-for-profit sector, through to businesses that provide everything from travel services for people with a disability to therapeutic robots. 

“They will all be presenting their products and services as well as showcasing the latest in technology and innovation in the care industry,” Mr Carroll said.

Exhibitors will include innovative products such as Paro Therapeutic Robots – an interactive baby harp seal robot which produces the same documented benefits of animal therapy to treat patients in environments such as hospitals and extended care facilities where live animals can incur treatment or logistical difficulties.

OGO Technology will demonstrate how it has revolutionised mobility for wheelchair users with patented ‘Active Seat Control,’ an intuitive hands-free control system, to introduce a new era in personal transportation and freedom of movement for maximum independence.

Guardian Safety Pendants is at Care Expo to present the first medical alert unit smaller than a box of matches that works both inside and outside the home. The newest model, the iHelp, offers two-way voice communication, GPS location and Automatic Fall Detection.  

Also confirmed for the event are 23 speakers with over 30 different presentations over two days, all designed to provide further knowledge and assistance. In addition, the NDIA will present a series of free seminars about the current opportunities under the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

Entry is free for attendees of all ages if they pre-register via the event website. If attendees are unable to access the online registration prior they will be able to do so at the event.

*For sponsor information, contact Courtney Stephens on 0447 268 038 or Bob Carroll on 0419 028 002.

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