Platform 4: Design and Manufacturing
The Design & Manufacturing Technology Platform engages design to generate novel user-focused applications of technologies developed within the CoRE. This will lead to innovative high-value, advanced medical devices, systems and services in collaboration with patients, clinicians, science, engineering, design and industry partners.
A specific strength in this Platform is the Smart Interaction Design (SID) programme, which refers to human-device interactions in which medical devices can react in “smart” ways to the environment and the actions of patients, medical practitioners and healthcare providers. Smart interactions are supported by the unique combination of design, biosensing, biomimetics, 3D printing and additive manufacturing within the Platform.
This platform interprets the notion of ‘end-user’ broadly, extending beyond the user of a manufactured product or service, to include industry as the user or adopter of technologies and processes emerging from the MedTech CoRE. This supports the definition of innovation as being more than new or novel for its own sake, to include bringing value to a business, a market or society. In this respect the platform supports the notion of translational research as a continuum from pure research, or discovery through to commercialisation; or translational research and trans-disciplinary collaboration as a means of effecting step change — facilitated by design.
Victoria University of Wellington
Victoria University of Wellington
- Dr Will Browne
- Kah Chan
- Bernard Guy
- Dr Taeyhun Rhee
- Dr Brian Robinson
- Dr Edgar Rodriguez
University of Auckland
- Dr Thor Besier
- Prof Jillian Cornish
- Dr Tim Woodfield
Auckland University of Technology
- Dr Duncan Babbage
- Dr Nicola Kayes
- Dr Nada Signal
The Platform will bring together multiple fields: medical technologies, software and hardware engineering, clinical research, human psychology, medical device design and manufacturing industries with specific involvement of MedTech CoRE and CMDT industry partners.
This Technology Platform includes strategic research partners within Victoria University (Media Design and Industrial Design, Software Engineering, Electronics and Computer Systems Engineering, MacDiarmid Institute) alongside the platform partners UoC (Micro-fabrication, Biomimetics) and UoO (3D Bioprinting, Biomaterials design, Medical device design). Postgraduate students from industrial design, media design, business, engineering and medicine will be supervised within the Platform’s research programme at partner institutions.
Each partner offers Masters and PhD positions in collaboration with industry partners including ACC, Philips Design, Im-Able, Ossis, Enztec, MARS Bioimaging, Mesynthes, Electrospinz. We also have close ties to the digital creative industry via companies such as Weta Digital, Weta Workshop, RESN, PikPok Interactive, Carnival Labs, and Optimal Experience.
The group is collaborating with leading international design and manufacturing universities including: Eindhoven University of Technology (Design for Quality in Interaction and Smart Fabrics), Loughborough University (REMEDI programme, MedTech automation and scale-up), Polytechnic Institute Leiria (Virtual and Rapid Prototyping), Queensland University of Technology/University of Wollongong (Industrial Transformation Training Centre in Additive Biofabrication).
- Squeaking in Ceramic-on-ceramic hips: No Evidence of Contribution from the Trunnion Morse Taper
- Stem Cells for Bone Regeneration: Role of Trophic Factor
- Smart Interactions for Home Healthcare: A Semantic Shift
- New Visible Light Photo-initiating System for Improved Print Fidelity in Gelatine Based Bio-inks
- Modular Tissue Assembly Strategies for Biofabrication of Engineered Cartilage
- Additive Manufacturing of a Photo-Cross-Linkable Polymer via Direct Melt Electro-spinning Writing For Producing High Strength Structures
- Biofabrication: Reappraising the Definition in an Evolving Field