Home' The Wellingtonian : June 30th 2011 Contents 6 THE WELLINGTONIAN, JUNE 30, 2011
The upgrade work is nearly fnished
and the area is looking great.
• Pedestrians have priority.
• The new speed limit is 10kmh.
• Vehicle and cycle access is one-way --
from Manners Street to Wakefeld Street.
Please take extra care at each end of the street where vehicles exit
and enter. These crossing points are like others in the central city.
If you are driving through, you should give way to pedestrians --
even on a green light.
For more information,
please check Wellington.govt.nz
or phone 499 4444
This is another opportunity for older folk to see and hear how SeniorNet
computer training can give them new skills, and add much interest and
fun to their lives.
• SeniorNet classes are fun and enjoyable and you'll make new friends
• Competent and friendly Tutors provide helpful individual tuition
• Every class member works on a computer and gets a Training Manual
• Classes are restricted to just five people with two tutors to a class.
• Classes are held at the same time and day each week and last two
• Most Courses include four two hour sessions, while a few are longer
• Prior computer knowledge or typing ability are not necessary
• Members learn to send emails, use the Internet, write letters, use
digital cameras, repair photos, play games, and many other useful
• Membership costs $20 a year and Course fees are moderate
• Also, two hour workshop sessions are held most weeks on many new-
technology subjects and all members are most welcome to attend
SeniorNet provides a friendly opportunity for older folk with computer
experience to share their skills with others at workshops and interest
group meetings, and members find these sessions very interesting and
helpful. OPEN DAY ON FRIDAY 15th JULY 2011
You'll be most welcome
Call any time between 10am and 2pm
Level 1, Anvil House, 138 to 140 Wakefield Street
(opposite the Michael Fowler Centre)
Or phone SeniorNet, 04 473 1510 for more information
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By SOPHIA DUCKOR-JONES
The revolutionary technology got off the
ground after the pair applied for help
from a business-support organisation
called Bright Ideas Challenge.
Two Wellington business people have devised a
way of putting atom-sized sensors into clothing
or other material to measure heart and respir-
Karen Bender and Simon McMaster, who
have set up a business called Footfalls and
Heartbeats, believe their fabric technology will
encourage people to monitor their health
efficiently, and could save lives.
The sensor technology fabric fits any part of
the body, or any object interacting with the
body. It could be in a cushion held against the
Ms Bender said the fabric stretched with the
body movement, allowing the sensor within to
monitor the heart and respiratory rates.
A change of signal can occur either when
there is a stretch to it or when there are bio-
electric signals that pass through it,'' she said.
The revolutionary technology got off the
ground after the pair applied for help from a
business-support organisation called Bright
entrepreneurs to business partnerships and
gives business advice.
The idea for a sensor device was conceived
several years ago when Mr McMaster and Ms
Bender met in Melbourne.
While studying for a chemistry degree in
nanotechnology in Britain, Mr McMaster came
up with the idea of having a T-shirt measure
heart and respiratory rates.
However, it was not until he met with Ms
Bender that the shirt could be designed.
Being in Wellington had helped them trans-
form their idea into reality.
They entered their idea in the Bright Ideas
Challenge and doors started to open.
Bright Ideas was fantastic for that,'' Ms
The programmes, the courses, the people
that Bright Ideas have been able to connect us
with, and the opportunities that we have got
since then have been really helpful.
It has definitely been a rollercoaster. This is
the first time I have done anything like this so
it's a learning experience for me,'' Ms Bender
The support, encouragement and resources I
found here were incredible.''
Since entering the challenge, the pair have
forged relationships with crown research
institutes Industrial Research in Lower Hutt,
AgResearch in Christchurch, and Auckland's
University of Technology.
Wellington police are
still investigating the
murder of Johnsonville
man Matthew Hall and
are appealing for
Mr Hall, 35, was found
dead in his bed at home
in Broderick Rd,
The officer in charge of
Thornton, said nearly
20 detectives were
working on the case.
If you have information,
call 0800 555 111.
School patrols are to
parade through the city
More than 1000
pupils from primary
schools around Welling-
ton will march through
the city to celebrate the
efforts of school patrols
to improve road safety.
education officer Con-
stable Duncan Ashton,
who trains school
patrols, said patrollers
did a great job for their
schools and communi-
Pupils will march
from Parliament along
Lambton Quay to Civic
Square, from 10am.
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