We are pleased to welcome Dr Matthew A. Brodie from UNSW Founders, Tyree IHealthE, and Walking Tall Health as the guest presenter at our July Virtual Research Forum.
Dr Brodie will talk about his amazing research using peripheral neuronal stimulation to help people with Parkinson’s walk. Participants will be invited to complete an online survey together during the forum to seek feedback from as many people as possible early in the design stages so that the final medical device is appropriate to people’s needs. Following the survey, there will be time for further questions and discussion.
Dr Brodie, a neuroscientist and engineer, is a senior lecturer at UNSW’s Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering, former NHMRC fellow and former New Zealand young scientist of the year (future science and technology).
He made a breakthrough discovery that, in small pilot studies, has profoundly improved the walking ability of some people living with Parkinson’s. The resulting “Marathon” bands were recently used by David Cox (a person living with Parkinson’s) for the first time for a 42km marathon walk (from Bondi to Manly) to raise money for Shake It Up Australia.
With funding from Shake It Up Australia Foundation, Dr Brodie is about to start a randomised controlled trial comparing active neuronal stimulation technology imbedded into smart socks, with a traditional exercise program called Mobility Plus combined with a passive stimulation socks.
Please join us at this free event to learn more about Dr Brodie’s research.