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Exclusive to SDA Smart Homes, Ariel Care is developing world first artificial intelligence (AI) solution that will help save lives in the disability sector. Partnering with the brightest minds from University of Queensland, Queensland University of Technology, and industry leading Aerospace engineers. Don’t settle for analogue SDA that will become obsolete.

ABC News
24 December 2022

Report by Lexi Hamilton-Smith

Can AI help people living with chronic illness? Two Queensland universities have teamed up with a tech start-up to see how “care bots” can improve the lives of people who need high-level care.

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The Courier Mail
12 Nov 2022

Des Houghton // Saturday Insight

An Ipswich man will be the first person in Australia to trial a new hi-tech solution for the disabled, as many languish with high care needs. Read more …

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7 News
28 August 2022

Ariel Care Co-Director, Dave Beard, offers his thoughts on the latest developments in Healthcare AI, improving quality of life for people with disabilities and chronic illness.

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