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As part of their studies, Massey University engineering students have been travelling to remote villages around the world and designing special innovations for them.
Their work, part of Massey's Engineering and Innovation Management major, is bringing Kiwi ingenuity to those who need it most, while helping transform the perception that people have of engineers, programme's co-ordinator Dr Aruna Shekar said.
Smart phones, digital sensors and social media may help more elderly people to avoid rest home care.
A new $150,000 Massey University study will investigate using information from digital devices and sensors around elderly people's home, including on their bodies, which will be distributed via social media to monitor and manage their health so they can live at home longer.
Dr Richard Whiddett, of Massey University, and colleagues Dr Inga Hunter and Professor Hans Guesgen, believed their study could have significant health benefits for older people by supporting their independence, improving quality of life and avoiding health risks linked with residential care, such as decreasing mobility.
An enterprising computer science student is using his spare time to make Palmerston North's buses easier and he's garnered the support of Horizons Regional Council.
Third year Massey University student Taylor Hamling's web application Late for the Bus pulls data from the Regional Council's website, allowing students to enter a travel time and select a preferred route to see their next bus to or from university.
Thirty-five teams from schools across Auckland descended on the Albany campus on Saturday for the fifth VEX Robotics Auckland Ladder challenge. Event organisers say it was one of the largest competitions of the season.
The tournament champions were Lynfield College (2915A) and Wingus & Dingus Robotics (7682) from ACG Strathallan. The Design Award went to Mt Albert Grammar School (2908X).
The challenge is part of a regular competition run by Kiwibots New Zealand, and is aimed at inspiring a passion for science and technology.
On the 21st of April, 37 students and mentors will depart on Qantas for Anaheim, Los Angeles to represent New Zealand at the 2014 VEX Robotics World Championships. This is the biggest and fastest growing class room based robotics competition in the World.
This event will be the biggest so far with 800 teams and 15,000 students competing for the title of World Champions. Junior Schools, High Schools and Universities will compete in their respective divisions in a three day event that rounds off a year's worth of work for these students.
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I am sure you will wish our teams well and will, like us, keep your fingers crossed that we will be able to bring home a World Championship trophy on the 28th for the sixth year in a row.
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Last updated on Tuesday 16 August 2016