Centre for Digital Futures
Ultimately, research is all about the people and this centre brings researchers from different areas together to collaborate and innovate in the field of digital innovation. Digital technologies continue to disrupt and enrich the way we live and communicate, and our researchers are developing these technologies in the fields of:
- Big Data Mining and Predictive Health
- Assistive Technologies
- Indigenous Heritage and the Internet
- Robotics, Automation and Intelligent Farming
Indigenous Heritage and the Internet
Indigenous knowledge - all stored and accessible in an app; knowledge about cultural heritage, language and tradition. A virtual museum curated by the people themselves. We are training users in rural communities to do exactly that and are developing the app which will make these stories accessible.
Intelligent Farming and Automation
The future of farming is full automation which can be remotely controlled. That's what we're building here for the oil-palm industry. Different machines which can fertilise, harvest and pluck, all connected through the Internet of Things and operated by AI, all easy to assemble which makes it commercially viable and a game changer.
Predictive Medicine and Big Data
Imagine being able to predict exactly what your cardiac health will be in 20 or 50 years. Together with our partners, we are creating a paradigm of historical data of cardiovascular patients and making an easy to use predictive model against which your current health can be compared.
Workshop on the Internet of Things
CDF organised a workshop on smart cities and smart farming for government officials. It was facilitated by Prof Congduc Pham, University of Pau and Pays De l’adour in France (right) and Prof. Dimitrios Georgakopoulos, Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne (left)
Assoc. Prof Patrick Then (centre) says, "the objective was to see the possibilities and solutions IoT offers for current recurring problems."