World Science Festival Brisbane 2016: #BionicMe Colouring-in Competition

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We have a winner! Our 3D-printed heart has been won and delivered to Isaac (age 9) today.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Human Bionics Student Association‘s ‪#‎BionicMecolouring-in competition at the World Science Festival Brisbane: Street Science!



World Science Festival Brisbane 2016: #BionicMe Activity Stall

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The World Science Festival Brisbane: Street Science was a huge success – thousands of people were entertained by talks from famous science communicators and they enjoyed participating in activities hosted by well-known science/technology organisations.

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The Human Bionics Student Association‘s #BionicMe was one of the most popular stalls during the weekend of March 12-13, 2016. Our members and volunteers showcased and provided information on bionic devices, as well as basic human anatomy. Members of the UQ Robotics Club: Prosthetic Arm Project also came along and demonstrated their latest work.

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#BionicMe held a colouring-in competition for children to win a small 3D-printed heart. The winner is randomly drawn from all entries and will be announced soon! We also had bionic face-painting and a photo stand-in board.

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The Human Bionics Student Association designed and distributed gold temporary “bionic skin” tattoos throughout the weekend. In fact, we received many emails asking where to obtain these tattoos. To our fans, we will hopefully distribute/sell them at our next events!

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We owe our success to many people and organisations. Thank you to World Science Festival Brisbane for this amazing opportunity! Thank you to Hear and SayAsia-Pacific Centre for Neuromodulation, Helping Hands, and Innovative Cardiovascular Engineering and Technology Lab for lending us your bionic devices!

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And thank you to all our members and volunteers who helped during the weekend! For more photos of the weekend, please visit our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter and Instagram.

Healthtech Innovation Queensland: Show Me The Money

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Healthtech Innovation Queensland supports and promotes a dynamic healthcare innovation community in Queensland where all stakeholders in the healthcare continuum can network, collaborate and inspire health technology entrepreneurship, commercialisation and investment.

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The Human Bionics Student Association are proud to help organise Healthtech Innovation Queensland‘s meetup on November 18, 2015.

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Held at the University of Queensland Centre for Clinical Research next to the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, the event theme was funding and resourcing healthtech start-ups which featured an open floor panel discussion about accelerators, angel investment, private equity, crowd funding and grants.

Fellowship of Medical Engineers: Careers & Industry Event 2015

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Our friends from the QUT Fellowship of Medical Engineers – who are also key members of the Human Bionics Student Association – hosted a fantastic Careers Evening & Industry Night on September 8, 2015.

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This event welcomed emerging, young and experienced professionals, and recognised the contributions made by key members of the biomedical engineering industry.

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Rob Baisden
Senior Biomedical Engineer
Queensland Health Biomedical Technology Services

Shane Albances
Manager, Production Engineering
Cochlear Limited (Brisbane)

Kelly Coverdale
Senior Biomedical Engineer
Queensland Health Biomedical Technology Services

Martin Holzworth
Director (Advisory)
Ernst & Young

Mark Pearcy
Emeritus Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Queensland University of Technology

Photos featured in this post were taken by Kara Burns.

Tour: Hear and Say

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On July 3, students representing various university societies joined us for a tour of Hear and Say – a world-leading paediatric auditory-verbal and implantable technologies organisation that teaches children who are deaf to hear, listen and speak.

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It was great to see students from different disciplines – engineering, medical, robotics, biotechnology, 3D printing, and virtual reality – getting to know each other and having a good time.

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Thank you A/Prof Dimity Dornan and staff at Hear and Say for having us.

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And thank you to the students (from the University of Queensland, Queensland University of Technology, and Griffith University) who joined us for the tour. We look forward to collaborating with you!