2021

David J Dewhurst Biography

David J Dewhurst Biography

The patron saint of biomedical engineering in Australia and the Foundation Member of the SMBEVic, is fondly remembered in this biography written by Richard Kirsner in association with John McKenzie.

Read the Biography here.

Some things were missed and will be remembered by members of the Shielded Room-Friday nights after work, winter skiing and super-ball competitions in Med 1.

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Implantable brain-computer interfaces

Implantable brain-computer interfaces

Implantable brain-computer interfaces to improve functional independence in patients with severe paralysis.

Dr Sam John, Senior Lecturer – University of Melbourne
22 March 2021, 5 PM to 6 PM:  Recording available. See below.

Abstract: A Brain‐Computer Interface (BCI) is a device that can enable users to interact with computers or machines using their thoughts. This technology can be used to restore lost function such as movement and speech or to treat people with neurological and psychological conditions. However, reports to date have had a limited clinical translation. This talk will focus on the concept of a BCI, outline some challenges in the present implementation, the work needed for the standardisation of BCI research and the progress made in overcoming these challenges.

This talk is jointly organized by the IEEE University of Melbourne Student Branch and Victorian Section. 

See the talk here

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Biomechanics Perspectives after surgery and Gait analysis in children

Biomechanics Perspectives after surgery and Gait analysis in children

Today, 6.00pm Monday 15 March 2021

Two talks in the specialty of Biomechanics in Medicine by A/Prof David Ackland University of Melbourne & Dr Elyse Passmore Royal Children’s.

An on-line event by SMBEVic. Register for your Zoom Link here.

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