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Opening up the outdoors for Aussie wheelchair users

An RMIT graduate has won the national James Dyson award for his invention of a portable and affordable accessory that allows manual wheelchair users to access any terrain, anywhere, anytime.

Research to transform biosolid resource management

A new research centre is set to transform Australia’s biosolid use as a valuable resource, providing new practices, technologies and products for improved land management and training.

More than just pedal power

What started as a simple idea to help special needs kids has become a transformative and collaborative engineering project to bring to market a range of wheelchair e-bikes.

Government backs RMIT researcher’s sustainable architecture vision

Professor Mike Xie has been awarded one of Australia’s most prestigious competitive grants to expand his research into sustainable, free-form architecture.

This high-tech stick can predict your risk of heart problems

A hand-held device to predict heart failure based on saliva could help millions of potential victims take preventative steps to avoid their fate.

Lab-on-a-chip drives search for new drugs to prevent blood clots

A tiny lab the size of a postage stamp could be the next big thing in the search for safer anti-clotting drugs to prevent heart attacks and strokes.

Researchers look to the skies for stroke response breakthrough

How do you put a 500kg CT machine in an Air Ambulance helicopter or fixed wing plane? That’s the challenge researchers face in a bid to transform access to emergency stroke treatment.

DIY balloon pump takes research to the people

A simple pressure pump, made from balloons and nylon stockings, means more people in more places will be able to test water contaminants and blood samples.

Electronic chip mimics the brain to make memories in a flash

Engineers have mimicked the human brain with an electronic chip that uses light to create and modify memories.

Imaging tech advances chronic wound care

Researchers are working with not-for-profit health and aged care provider Bolton Clarke on a clinical trial of imaging technology to improve chronic wound care.

3D-printed spine disc ‘has given me my whole world back’

An industry collaboration between surgeons and engineers has been recognised for its life-changing impact.

Kate among engineering industry’s best and brightest

Biomedical engineer Associate Professor Kate Fox has been named on Engineers Australia’s prestigious top 30 most innovative engineers list.

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