Join us to hear how ‘electronic skin’ is enhancing human health

March 25, 2019
Lead researcher Associate Professor Madhu Bhaskaran holds up a sensor. © Mark Dadswell

5.30 pm, 16 April
The Shine Dome, Australian Academy of Science

Join the Academy at the Shine Dome for the 2019 Canberra Speaker Series, Changing Lives with Science.

Throughout this series attendees will hear remarkable science stories that haven't yet been told. Stories of innovation, research, breakthroughs and how science is solving the big challenges of our time.

Don’t miss the next event on Tuesday 16 April where ‘electronic skin’, sensors and monitoring technology will be the focus.

Electronic skin might sound futuristic, but Australian scientists are making this cyborg-like tech a reality. These scientists and a Melbourne-based company are merging science, innovation and industry to improve human health.

Hear from Professor Madhu Bhaskaran about how she has developed flexible, unbreakable and transparent electronic devices that function as ‘electronic skin’. Her devices have potentially life-saving applications in health and human safety—from fighting skin cancer to detecting dangerous gases.

Also hear from Sleeptite CEO, Cameron van den Dungen, about how he is using Madhu’s remarkable sensors to improve wellbeing and health outcomes for older Australians. Sleeptite sensors provide real-time feedback on a user’s health and sleep quality.

More information about the Changing Lives with Science speaker series

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