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Centre Research Fellow Awarded an “Advance Queensland Fellowship”

Research Fellow Dr Anjali Jaiprakash picked up a big supporter for her medical robotics research – the Queensland Government.

Anjali was invited to Parliament House in Brisbane, where was among a group of researchers to receive an Advance Queensland Research Fellowship. These awards are given to drive innovation and collaboration in new and existing industries and solidify the state’s capability and reputation as a global science and research leader.

Anjali’s work will make keyhole knee-surgery easy, safe and predictable.

“As part of my Advance Queensland Grant,” says Anjali, “I am building a machine to move the leg safely to allow a robot to perform knee arthroscopy safely and reliably.”

The goal of her work is to eventually allow robots to perform the surgery autonomously.

Anjali’s partners in the project already include one of the world’s leading medical technology firms, Stryker, along with Holy Spirit Northside Private Hospital and the Prince Charles Hospital Foundation.

She is part of the Medical and Healthcare Robotics Group (Centre application area) at QUT under the supervision of Robotics Engineering Professor Jonathan Roberts and orthopaedic surgeon, Professor Ross Crawford.

“This collaboration would not have been possible without the Queensland government recognising the importance of advanced technologies to the state economy and most importantly to the patients of Queensland,” said Anjali. “This grant will allow us to take this dream one step closer.”

In total, the funding is worth AUD $540,000 over three years.

PostedApril 27, 2016

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