News & Analysis

The tech startup behind the wildly successful SWEAT app by Kayla Itsines has now redeveloped a smartphone app to trace biological threats

- October 27, 2020 2 MIN READ

Flinders University in South Australia has teamed up with a company that made its name developing a popular fitness app to create an app that can track and trace biological threats. The Torrens Resilience Institute (TRI) at Flinders University in Adelaide, South Australia worked with web and mobile app developer PixelForce to develop the smartphone… Read more »

Healthtech

Science says wearing a mask can dramatically reduce your risk of catching Covid-19

- September 22, 2020 2 MIN READ

Tests of commonly available fabric masks by scientists at Flinders University has concluded that they significantly reduce the number of aerosolised viruses a wearer could be exposed to. The study, published in Pathogens, found even the poorest performing mask filtered at least 50% of viruses. The viral filtration (VFE) was calculated for two sizes of… Read more »

News & Analysis

Floragram: Blossoming startup from Adelaide demonstrates the value of simplicity

- May 8, 2014 5 MIN READ

Many people prefer to convey their feelings through symbols, instead of words; and there’s nothing like a bouquet of flowers to communicate sentiments of love, gratefulness, appreciation, and even regret. But this simple gesture can be costly, especially now that people rely less on homegrown cut flowers, instead purchasing bouquets from florists and other retail outlets.