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Prosthetic limbs, electonic devices inside our brain and under our skin, smart watches that monitor your heart rate and calories burn. Tech is now part of the human body like never before. But can our bodies enter the machines? Dr. Emily Kwong and Dr. Jonathon Bailey will explore the use of digital simulation technologies to study and predict the effect of brain injuries and heart diseases to improve patients' life.
Looking after our brains with engineering technology and innovation
Emily Kwong (Tech Me Out)
Traumatic brain injuries prevention is a major problem in contact sports such as hockey and rugby. What is happening to the neurons in our brain when it is under impact? Using computer simulations, we can understand and learn what types of forces are most traumatising for our brains. Using this information we can come up with new innovation and technology to protect them.
Digital Hearts And What Can We Do With Them?
Jonathon Bailey (Tech Me Out)
Digital simulation of structures is continually improving, previously used in structural design and aerospace the simulations are now being applied to the biomedical sector. Some novel heart disease treatments can be simulated as well as full models of the heart. But what application does this have and how will they be used in the future?