Biomedical engineering, biosensors and wearables

Start time: 12:00pm AEDT. Part three of the ABEC 2021 webinar series will explore the theme of biomedical engineering, biosensors and wearables
Biomedical engineering, biosensors and wearables

The ABEC 2021 webinar series will be delivered virtually, with the intent of each week exploring the themes of the five part webinar series.  Each webinar will spotlight one of our Plenary Speakers who will provide an insight into their professional field and will share research, practical challenges encountered, developments and case studies within industry that help contribute and enhance how we re-imagine biomedical engineering for a post-pandemic world and beyond.  As biomedical engineering evolves and adapts to the many challenges and rapid changes in the world, a focus on technology, medical enhancements, digital health and safety contributes to providing better solutions for human health enriching quality of life and for future generations.

The webinar series program is listed below:

Thurs 7 October, 12:00pm - 2:05pm: Clinical engineering evidence, maintenance and neuro engineering

Thurs 14 October, 5.00pm – 7.00pm: Clinical engineering and health technology management, digital health and cybersecurity

Thurs 21 October, 12:00pm - 2:05pm: Biomedical engineering, biosensors and wearables

Thurs 28 October, 12:00pm - 2:05pm: Biomedical engineering, biomechanics and computational bioengineering, surgical technology

Thurs 4 November, 12:00pm - 2:05pm: Biomaterials and tissue engineering 


Please see below for further information on each speaker and their presentations for this session.


Plenary Speaker
Karen Reynolds, Flinders University

Establishing a PPE test facility in response to the COVID-19 pandemic

In 2020, with the support of the South Australian Government and Flinders Foundation, and in collaboration with colleagues from the University of South Australia, Flinders University established a PPE testing facility. Until the pandemic, much of the testing for these items had been done outside of Australia. With increased demand resulting from COVID-19, the time taken for these tests to be run overseas was growing. Our facility has provided a sovereign capacity to conduct the testing here, assisting both domestic manufacturers and importers.
In her presentation, Professor Reynolds will talk about the challenges in establishing this facility and complying with a range of international Standards, and the opportunities identified to improve the safety provided by PPE.

Technical Presentations


Comparison between a textile-based electrocardiogram monitor and a commercial Holter monitor based on short term heart rate variability analysis

Meseret Teferra, Flinders University


Considerations in real-world translation of human-device pressure measurement in exoskeleton applications 

Manish Sreenivasa, University of Wollongong


Are knee contact forces reduced by unloader knee braces? A systematic review and meta-analysis 

Catherine Galvin, Australian National University


Effect of textile electrode attachment on electrocardiogram quality 

Meseret Teferra, Flinders University


Discounted Bundles

Should you wish to attend all 5 sessions you will be able to select a session bundle which is buy 5 get 1 free!

EA Member:

5 sessions for $120 ($30 discount)

Non Member:

5 sessions for $200 ($50 discount)


Please follow the registration path to complete your registration bundle, the selection will pop up at the top of the page and should you have any issues contact the Webinar Organiser [email protected].

If you purchase the bundle and miss a webinar you can watch it post event on EA On Demand.

Please note if you registered for just one Session and change your mind hoping to add more, you are able to update your registration to add more sessions or even upgrade to the bundle pack (get one session free). Please just click the ‘Already registered’ button via the registration link to make any changes to your registration. This can be done at any point in time and you can also add sessions that have already taken place.


Webinar Program

To view the full webinar program please click here.

21 / 10 / 2021 - 12:00 pm to 02:05 pm
Registration Closes
04 / 11 / 2021 02:05 pm
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