Wearable technologies

Wearable Technologies

Members of the BRL regularly pursue collaborative projects with researchers from the ARC Centre of Excellence in Electromaterials Science and the Intelligent Polymer Research Institute at the University of Wollongong. This has lead to the development of some innovative projects, such as the Intelligent Knee Sleeve and the Bionic Bra. The Intelligent Knee Sleeve is a device that uses conducting polymer-coated materials as strain gauges to provide real time audible feedback to users based on their knee motion. The Bionic Bra has the potential to revolutionize breast support by creating a bra that provides individualized support for the wearer, based on sensing and responding to changes in breast motion. We are currently also investigating new electromaterials to monitor joint and breast motion for applications in sport and rehabilitation, as well as developing wearable technologies for patients who experience breast cancer-related lymphoedema. We welcome engagement from others who are interested in collaborating with us in this area.