Australians Living with Disability Can Finally Get the Homes They Deserve

Already successfully supporting thousands, the NDIS Specialised Disability Accommodation program is poised to get a massive upgrade with Ariel Care’s tech innovations. One of Ariel Care’s first Pilot Program participants, Richard,* wasn’t born with a disability. Like many people living with disability that require a high level of care, there is a before and an after, both of which include a wife and a daughter. He can no longer communicate with them, but his wife worries much less about him now that he is living in a Specialised Disability Accommodation (SDA) home. After his injury, she fought hard to get him out of the nursing home and into a normal… Read More

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The Brisbane Healthcare Tech Incubator with Massive Global Implications

Meet the team bringing Stephen Hawking-level assistive tech to Australians with disabilities While the late Stephen Hawking advanced theoretical physics, he also furthered the understanding and adoption of assistive technology. In his World Report on Disability delivered to the World Health Organisation using augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) tools, he advocated for broader access, saying, “We have a moral duty to remove the barriers to participation, and to invest sufficient funding and expertise to unlock the vast potential of people with disabilities.” Ten years after his report, a Brisbane-based healthcare tech company has risen to the challenge in a unique way.   For V-TOL Aerospace CEO Mark Xavier, the Ariel… Read More

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The Super Crisis One Healthcare Tech Company Is Taking Head On

Why a Successful Project marketer and Property Developer Divested at the Height of the Real Estate Market Just a few years ago, David Beard was a Managing Director running a profitable real estate company since 1997 specialising in delivering high density mixed use residential projects including the renowned Alex Perry Hotel in thriving Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley. A rare partnership with renowned fashion designer Alex Perry to deliver a luxury designer hotel topped off with a ground breaking panoramic roof pool garden. So why did he call his team together, along with a handful of developers and competitors, and announce, “I’m selling everything”? On a February afternoon three years ago Mr.… Read More

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Technology easing the burden for people who have high care needs.

Des Houghton // Saturday Insight – 12 November 2022 Karen Caddis was on top of the world preparing for her wedding to handsome Redbank Plains bus driver Russell Conyard when disaster struck. “He proposed to me, and I said yes. Not long after, things changed forever,” she said. Mr Conyard, 62, suffered a devastating stroke. “He was so glad it happened when he wasn’t driving the bus.” Canadian-born Mr Conyard had begun the long road to recovery when disaster struck again. In 2020 he suffered a second stroke that cut him down so mercilessly he can no longer feed himself, dress or bathe himself and cannot go to the toilet… Read More

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