Measuring the depth of bone in surgical treatment of wrist fractures can be inaccurate and inconvenient, leading to injuries or device failure from screws that are the wrong length. Gauge-IT are working to create a more accurate, rapid and convenient depth gauge to precisely measure bone depth and thickness, thereby improving surgeons’ confidence and patients’ outcomes.
What drew you to the problem you are working to solve in Biodesign?
Our decision was based on the attractive need in the medical field and the belief in our capability to implement incremental changes to solve the problem, and was influenced by the fact that we have a relatively larger network in the orthopaedic field.
What have you learned/gained from the Biodesign process?
More confidence in navigating the complicated world of Medtech. We also learned that the need-based approach should definitely be more efficient than a solution-focused approach.
What are the next steps for the team/team members after the course?
If we have further funding opportunities to validate our prototype concepts, we can potentially continue our GaugeIT journey.
What do you want to be doing 10 years from now?
Stay active in the medical field and up-to-date with cutting edge medical technologies.
What would be your advice to someone considering taking the course in 2019?
Be ready reach out and talk to a lot of people.
Expressions of Interest for the 2019 Perth Biodesign course are now open. Use the contact form at the bottom of the Perth Biodesign page to receive an application form early next year!