Showcase of Augmented Body Parts Display on the Mezzanine of Melbourne Museum.
Past Event

Design for Future Human Health: Melbourne Design Week Showcase

Presented by Museums Victoria


Thu 18 May 10:00am - 5:00pm
Fri 19 May 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sat 20 May 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sun 21 May 10:00am - 5:00pm
Mon 22 May 10:00am - 5:00pm
Tue 23 May 10:00am - 5:00pm
Wed 24 May 10:00am - 5:00pm
Thu 25 May 10:00am - 5:00pm
Fri 26 May 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sat 27 May 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sun 28 May 10:00am - 5:00pm


Booking required


Melbourne Museum
Melbourne Museum, Nicholson Street, Carlton VIC, Australia


Accessible bathroom All gender bathroom Seating available Wheelchair accessible

Designers and engineers from medical, technology, and innovation teams in Victoria are collaborating to foster the growth of the MedTech industry. They are thoughtfully reimagining wearables and other devices to improve lives in creative ways while prioritizing effectiveness and beauty. Victoria’s MedTech and design ecosystem is multi-disciplinary and collaborative, providing an edge for passionate researchers who have been working together for years to fine-tune prototypes that help us live better. To celebrate this work, Melbourne Museum is showcasing exemplary designs during Design Week, including wearables, patient-centered design, and sleep technology. The showcase will be on display from May 12th to July 9th, 2023.

Featured objects and stories:

Facett Hearing Devices: Sound with Style

Inspired by Museums Victoria’s Geosciences Collection, these stylish and highly engineered hearing devices were launched in 2019. They reflect a radical approach in the design of medical devices which augment our sensory perception – challenging the idea of having to conceal them.

Bionics Institute Vagus Nerve Stimulator

Electronic medicine may hold the key to a drug-free treatment for rheumatoid arthritis, a condition that affects over 20 million people worldwide, including 500,000 Australians.

This device, made using tiny electrodes, can be implanted to trigger the human body’s natural anti-inflammatory response to treat the debilitating auto-immune disease.

GYDER™ Artificial Hip Navigation System

Arising from aircraft navigation technology, the GYDER™ is a cost-effective, user-friendly, hip navigation system that is designed to rapidly assist surgeons during hip replacement surgery.

Sleeptite Mattress Sensor

Innovation and technology company Sleeptite, together with RMIT, have developed patented REMi® technology; printable, flexible, stretchable sensors embedded into mattress covers that can sense human presence, posture, and biometrics to monitor sleep.

Supported by the Australian MedTech Manufacturing Centre (AMMC) and the Department of Jobs, Skills, Industry & Regions of the Victorian Government.

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