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Melbourne Connect Presents: Advancing Health with Tech
How have things changed recently due to society’s rapid upheaval? What are the possibilities from a commercialisation perspective? And where do the main societal benefits lie in these opportunities?
Professor David Grayden – Clifford Chair of neural Engineering in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, Melbourne School of Engineering and the Graeme Clark Institute for Biomedical Engineering.
Prof Grayden’s main research interests are in understanding how the brain processes information, how best to present information to the brain using medical bionics, such as the bionic ear and bionic eye, and how to record information from the brain, such as for brain-machine interfaces.
He is also conducting research in epileptic seizure prediction and electrical stimulation to prevent or stop epileptic seizures, and in electrical stimulation of the vagus nerve to control inflammatory bowel disease.
Together with the Melbourne Business School, he teaches BioDesign Innovation, an immersive course in how to innovate in Medical Technologies for Master of Engineering and Master of Business Administration students.
Elise Sutherland – Founder & CEO, Stelect.
Elise is a Biomedical Engineer, entrepreneur, speaker and women in STEM advocate. Elise has been awarded for her career in the medical devices and the start-up field, including being listed on Forbes 30 Under 30 for Healthcare and Science and being the grand prize winner of Med Tech’s Got Talent, a national MedTech start-up competition. Elise is passionate about improving health outcomes for patients and the role that innovation and technology plays in the future of healthcare.
Elise is the Founder and CEO of medical device start-up Stelect, which was born out of The University of Melbourne’s BioDesign Innovation Program. Stelect is a business revolving around improving stent selection and accurate placement in interventional cardiology procedures.
Prof Karin Verspoor – Professor, School of Computing and Information Systems, University of Melbourne.
Karin Verspoor is a Professor in the School of Computing and Information Systems at the University of Melbourne, the Director of Health Technologies for Melbourne School of Engineering, and the Deputy Director of the Centre for Digital Transformation of Health.
Her research focuses on biomedical text and data analysis, ranging from literature mining of biological events, analysis of social media for public health purposes, to predictive analytics and machine learning for medical applications.
More speakers announced soon.
About the Melbourne Connect Monthly Event Series
These events are designed to delve into a range of topics on innovation, and connect a diverse mix of thought leaders in leading industry, government, university, and the innovation ecosystem to encourage collaboration.
Melbourne Connect is creating a connected innovation ecosystem by co-locating industry, research, talent and entrepreneurs, establishing Melbourne as a global innovation destination.
Melbourne Connect opens late 2020.