Thanks to our student and Research Platforms co-ordinators Gordon Chen and Eric Jong 3dMedLab was pleased to support the #3Devices Medical Device Hackathon at the University of Melbourne over the past few weeks.
Interested in innovation? Curious about 3D printing?— Gordon Chen (@GHJChen) March 14, 2019
3Devices, a 3D printing hackathon @unimelb is here! Over 4 nights, prototype a device in teams that you can present to an expert and industry panel.https://t.co/HKbFjzMRnu@ResPlat @UniMelbMDHS, @engunimelb pic.twitter.com/SzuaEvuPRE
We kicked off with introductory talks on March 28 along with a “speed-dating” session to match up bright minds in Medicine, Dentistry, Allied Health and Engineering, along with some inspiring talks.
So great to have @GeoffAyre come to speak to our participants about his journey with @umpshealth. Lots of great stories and lessons in his presentation at the first #hackathon session tonight @ResPlat.#3dprinting pic.twitter.com/llVeJPZjPE— Eric Jong (@JongEric) March 28, 2019
Thank you Jason @ozvascdoc for inspiring us @ResPlat to #innovate for patient care through collaboration! 3Device is excited to have you back soon as a panel judge @unimelb @JongEric pic.twitter.com/WIMEwcdrqM— Gordon Chen (@GHJChen) March 28, 2019
Over the next few weeks, teams had the chance to learn about digital design tools, market research, and prototyping technology.
Busy night at our training centre yesterday! #3Devices Hackathon and #Matlab training running simultaneously. Lots of Grad Researchers learning the digital tools they need for their research. #resplat #unimelb pic.twitter.com/xu72x0HU4o— Research Platform Services (@ResPlat) April 4, 2019
Pitch Night came around very quickly and we had some awesome projects to judge.
First up was a really exciting, low-cost real-time dental video capture device from Team Health Capture, followed by a single-handed, automatically inflating limb tourniquet for arresting haemorrhage from Team Band-O. #stopthebleed
This was followed by Team Spacette who pitched their transforming multi-dose inhaler spacing mechanism to improve inhaled drug deliver for asthmatics.
The winning team won tickets to the @3dMedLab’s 3dMed Australia Conference and a swag of gift cards to help fund their project further. All up it was great fun and you can read more about the experience at the Research Platforms blog!