Professor David Lloyd
Menzies Health Institute Queensland Program Seminar Series
Disability and Rehabilitation - GCORE - Professor David Lloyd
Griffith's Advanced Design and Prototyping Technology Institute and The Personalised Digital Human
Griffith's Advanced Design and Prototyping Technologies Institute (ADaPT), developed according to Industry 4.0, integrates digitally enabled Data, Analytics, Design and Additive Manufacturing. Different to mass production, Additive Manufacturing, or 3D printing, is a disruptive technology for mass customisation and is ideal for manufacturing personalised implantable and wearable biomedical devices. However, 3D printing relies on having a digital design of the device that fits the person's 3D anatomy and function, which necessitates having an accurate digital model of the person. We call this "The Personalised Digital Human", that have been first developed for neuromusculoskeletal system. The Personalised Digital Human are computer simulations fusing motion capture and medical imaging via big data, machine learning and physics-based computational biomedicine models. The Personalised Digital Human has many uses including: refined diagnosis and prognosis of neuromusculoskeletal conditions; design, development and virtual testing of patient-specific medical implants; or personalised human-machine rehabilitation devices to manage neuromusculoskeletal conditions.
Professor David Lloyd is a Professor of Biomechanical Engineering in the School of Allied Health Sciences and director of the Gold Coast Orthopaedic Research, Engineering and Education (GCORE), an alliance between Griffith University, Gold Coast University Hospital and other Gold Coast and in Brisbane hospitals. David was also a co-founder and now Advisory Board member of ADaPT. He is mechanical engineer who first worked in the aeronautical industry, but then completed a PhD and post-doctoral training in biomechanical engineering and neurophysiology. After a long career in biomechanical engineering he is now an elected Fellow of the International Society of Biomechanics. David and team have developed computer-simulation methods to study the causes, prevention and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal conditions, with these methods now being adopted in the orthopaedics and neurorehabilitation industries. David and team are currently developing accurate personalised digital models of humans with real-time capabilities by combining data from laboratory-based instrumentation, multimodal medical imaging and wireless wearable devices. David and team work with hospitals and sporting organisations, and medical imaging, orthopaedic, and wearable device companies. He has more than 190 scientific journal papers, over 10,900 citations and H index of 53 (Google Scholar), and attracted over $AUD23Million in R&D funding.
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