Four interconnected research programs tackle the key challenges facing the advancement of personalised patient care in the upper limb.
Our Research impact
Our research enables surgeons to make better decisions about personalised surgical and rehabilitation treatment plans, improving functional outcomes for patients.
Knowledge & Understanding
The centre’s research improves our fundamental knowledge of the function of the upper limb and shoulder joint in healthy, diseased and post-surgery patients.
Surgical Planning & Techniques
Our research develops new techniques for the design, selection and performance assessments of different implants and procedures for each individual patient.
We explore the application of ultrasound, robotic, wearable and virtual reality technologies for the precise execution of surgical treatment and rehabilitation plans. We contribute to improved optimisation of surgical devices for rotator repair and shoulder joint reconstruction.
Professor Kirsten Heimann
Connect, Educate & train (CET)
Intellectual Property and Commercialisation
The MB-CRC’s prime objective is to provide a cooperative platform to accelerate the translation of marine bioproduct discoveries and create an energetic and expansive bio-economy industry in Australia, through adoption of the MB-CRC’s IP, processes and candidate products.