Posts for 2020

UV wristbands helping adolescents to stay safe in the sun

Sun safety is being promoted with free UV indicating wristbands and sunscreen at South Bank Parklands these school holidays in an effort to get children and young people to make sunscreen and other sun protection part of daily routine. The initiative by Queensland Health and Surf Life Saving Queensland puts into action QUT research on…

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Is your handwashing up to scratch?

Dr Elke Hacker has developed a way to check if you are washing your hands properly to avoid picking up the coronavirus infection. The ‘smart’ handwashing station she has developed integrates a UV light and camera technology to provide a visual representation of how clean your hands are after washing. “The method is simple,” Dr Hacker…

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Is there enough sunscreen in your cosmetic products?

Dr Elke Hacker from the Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation (IHBI) partnered with the Wellness Matters program, Department of Health Safety and Environment at QUT, to undertake a research study assessing the coverage of cosmetics with SPF by using UV cameras. A UV camera is designed to image ultraviolet light, the same UV light…

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