University of Canterbury (UC) innovators and their health technology solutions are the winners of the 2021 HealthTech awards.
UC Engineering academic Dr. Debbie Munro won the HealthTech Award for Best Translational Research for her project titled: Diagnostic Implantable Sensor System for Spinal Fusion. Dr. Munro is a Senior Lecturer in Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering, who has developed ‘smart’ implant sensor technology to help detect changes in patients who’ve had spinal fusion surgery.
This award recognizes the translational research capability in New Zealand where a new technology solution has been created to solve an unmet clinical need with a potential commercial opportunity.
All three award-winners in this category are researchers from the University of Canterbury.