2007-08 Summer Students

Posted by on 3 November 2007

During the 2007-2008 University vacation, The Foundation sponsored two students from the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences at The University of Auckland, to enable them to undertake specific academic research.

Joel Rabindran

Joel studied the reactions of elderly patients to a blood pressure robot, a new technology for the care of the elderly. This pioneering study on human perception of robots may one day lead to the successful design and implementation of robots in hospitals and homes.

Farrah Rodrigues

Farrah analysed diet, health and genotype in healthy, high risk and cancer groups. The study was of particular relevance to prostate cancer, a disease most frequent in men over 50 years.

Joel and Farrah. Along with their supervisors, presented the results of their research at the Auckland Branch of the NZ Association of Gerontology in May. The audience comprised health professionals and Friends and supporters of The HOPE Foundation.

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