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The Big Idea Finalists


29 May 2018

Are we sitting on the next Big Idea that will revolutionise healthcare?

Professor Maria Fiatarone, Michael Inskip and Dr Yorgi Mavros could be sitting on the next Big Idea to revolutionise healthcare. A finalist for the Big Ideas 2018 award for their product, HUMPHRE: The Holistic Unit for the Management of Personal Healthcare and Rehabilitation, the award recognises innovation in the development of a 'product' with the potential to revolutionise healthcare.

The Big Idea award ceremony will be hosted on Thursday, 21 June at Australian Technology Park, Eveleigh. All are welcome to come and support Michael Inskip and Dr Yorgi Mavros while they present their idea before the final judging. Interested faculty can see a program for the Big Idea Symposium (Thursday 21 June, Australian Technology Park, 3.30-5.30pm) and register to attend online.

The proposal of HUMPHRE was developed with a larger team including Judy Kay, Faculty of Engineering; Bob Kummerfeld, Faculty of Engineering; Perminder Sachdev, Centre for Health Brain Ageing at UNSW; Jeff Hausdorf, Sackler School of Medicine at Tel Aviv University; Che Fornusek, Faculty of Health Sciences; Savica, Mayo Clinic; Timothy Turner, Faculty of Health Sciences; and John Eisenhuth, Faculty of Health Sciences.