Mentor: Abbas Kouzani and Yong Xiang, Deakin University
Intern: Saiful Islam, Deakin University
Industry Partner: Michael Joffe, Planet Innovation Pty Ltd
Project Duration: January 2012 to May 2013
Planet Innovation provides technology development and commercialisation services to its clients whilst also developing its own products in the biomedical and cleantech sectors.
Saifuul Islam explaines that “[His] project is in the area of energy harvesting technology. If we have a medical device that is placed on a body, having a large battery that needs frequent replacement can be a problem. What we’re trying to do is use the movement of the human body as an energy source to recharge the battery….”.