Climate change is leading to more extreme and frequent heat episodes leaving older people more vulnerable in the community

Researchers at Griffith University are partnering with older members of the community to develop an early warning heat system in the home to ensure they and others can continue to live at home safely and comfortably.

The EtHOs project’s in-home solution will allow older people and carers to

  • monitor heat exposure
  • identify risk in the home
  • respond to heat-associated risks

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The EtHOs project is inviting older Queenslanders to help them develop an effective early warning heat detection and response communication system.

Register now to join this important work.

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We have a multidisciplinary team working on the project with a diverse range of backgrounds

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What’s involved as a research participant

The EtHOs project team will talk to people about how heat impacts them, coping strategies and solutions to keep cool.

There are a number of ways to participate:

Community events

Griffith hosted-events for older people, carers, policy makers, technical experts and researchers discuss heat-health issues.

Focus groups

Smaller groups exploring more in-depth issues raised through other research activities.

Technology pilot

Testing digital technology in the home.

Reference group

Establishing a reference group that supports the EtHOs project steering committee. 

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For more information on the EtHOs project or about participating in the research, please contact us.