BioSpine Symposium success!

The BioSpine Symposium – organized by the Translation and Design & Development teams – was a success, with 53 in-person and 12 online representatives of stakeholders in technology for rehabilitation. These selected invitees – including people with spinal cord injury, practitioners across the rehabilitation spectrum, insurers, engineers, designers, researchers, product developers and business – were introduced to the overall BioSpine project and its translation strategy by the research teams, as well as the current trajectory of spinal cord injury rehabilitation by Dr Sridhar Atresh, Medical Director of the statewide Spinal Injury Unit at the Princess Alexandra Hospital. After this ‘getting on the same page’ morning session – which included a live demonstration of the current version of the technology – and a networking lunch, participants discussed their multidisciplinary perspectives in focus groups, including one online!

The team were thrilled with high attendance from important stakeholders from various disciplines and backgrounds, and the great discussions that were generated. We look forward to incorporating the feedback in the development of version 1. If you are interested in this project, please contact Kelly Clanchy at

This research project is funded by the Motor Accident Insurance Commission (MAIC) and proudly supported by Griffith Centre of biomedical and Rehabilitation Engineers (GCORE) and The Hopkins Centre.

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Tags: BioSpine, Research, Rehabilitation

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