Our four pillars
We have four key pillars of research and program activity.
Assistive Technology Product Ideation and Development program
The program partners with community and clinical organisations such as Scope and Solve-TAD Limited to understand challenges around medical and assistive devices.
MedTechVic’s multi-disciplined team of researchers aim to understand issues and use their findings to create individualised, customisable, human-centred design solutions that can still be mass manufactured by Australian industry.
Do you want to get involved? contact us at: MedTechVic@swinburne.edu.au.
Enabling Technologies Platform
This platform is the first of its kind in Australia with a specific focus on disability and assistive technologies. Through our Assistive Technology (AT) Living Lab and Volumetric Capture Studio we are able to provide contemporary technical, clinical and business support for academics and industry - evaluating clinical and market needs, as well as technical viability using human centred design.
The Living Lab brings people with disabilities together with researchers, engineers, designers, data scientists, clinicians (e.g. occupational therapists, physiotherapists), carers and manufacturers, and offers device development and testing in a collaborative environment. The Volumetric Capture Studio is a unique tool to enable teams to develop truly human-centric assistive technologies, using immersive media technology (as used in films and gaming) to capture the nuances of three-dimensional human interactions with their environment.
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Clinical Advisory Network
Working with Monash Health and St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne, this program is creating a Clinical Advisory Network capable of working with companies from start-ups to multinationals.
The network will advise on product specification and development, clinical validation and all stages of clinical device trials. We will train this network of clinicians and allied health practitioners on the evaluation, validation, design and development of assistive and medical devices through to market.
MedTech manufacturing 4.0 business readiness program
Our Advanced Manufacturing Industry 4.0 Hub in association with BioMelbourne Network will deliver bespoke business readiness programs to support small and medium-sized manufacturing enterprises moving into the MedTech sector, and digital innovation support for companies already operating in the market.
The program assists in building viable business plans for digitalisation of manufacturing capability. This promotes and ultimately leads to development of a local, digitalised manufacturing sector that’s able to rapidly adapt to the changing needs of the local and global device sector, and participation in global supply chains of healthcare products.