Article and image source: Ara Manawa
As the old adage goes, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”, but what happens if you don’t even know what’s broken? Cue the Clinical Experience Programme.
Melody Chen of Ara Manawa (centre) is leading a workshop with the Clinical Experience Program participants at Studio 160 (Grafton).
At the Auckland Bioengineering Institute (ABI) we endeavour to push the envelope in the medical field through research and development into medical devices, instrumentation, and computational modelling. Part of the purpose of research at ABI is to improve the work of clinicians, however, it’s hard to add value to a system that you’ve little experience using. This is particularly true with early-career researchers (ECRs), hence the creation of the Clinical Experience Program.