Research & Development

  • Physiology of the Soul Project 1992- present

Emotional Modelling –   This emotional modelling project came about from tens of thousands of observations within medical consultations describing emotional issues.  Noticeable patterns led to the development of an integrated model to describe emotions which led to the research project.  The emotional modelling is being utilized successfully within our treatment programs.

  • Remote dispensing machine project 2005-present

Humanitas Services has been engaged with the University of Tasmania doing joint research.  This research is to develop new technology to remotely assess sedation in patients so remote treatment can be provided to rural and remote communities.

The remote dosing project incorporates three separate systems that needed to be developed from scratch: the systems were the remote inter-mouth dispenser, with all of its controls, software and safety devices to restrict (unnoticed) tampering.  Then there is the development of the remote assessment technology, which involves the development of new pupilometry techniques for the remote objective monitoring of sedation and this technology was essential to a remote dosing system to allow to be safe and effective.  The last component that needed to be developed was the data integration and management systems and that involves the development of software that allow for coordinated management by the pharmacy treating doctor, central management service and the patient.

  • Pain Medication Project 2010- present

Humanitas Services has been working in conjunction with researchers and developers over the past five years for research and development into the development of a novel non-addictive pain killer that can be used in both dependent and non drug dependent people both safely and effectively.  It has been shown in numerous studies that decreased pain tolerance often predates the development of particularly opiate dependence in some patients.  A considerable amount of work involving drug dependent patients involves pain management issues as well as managing their drug dependence.