Cutting Edge Medical Devices
Education, Humanities and Social Sciences, Engineering, IT, Mathematics and Statistics, Medical, Biological and other Sciences
- This internship is able to cover project costs for domestic students only.
- If your skillset is aligned with this internship and you are located remotely, please enquire with the Internship Contact to discuss possible arrangements.
ABOUT THE INDUSTRY PARTNER
Fusetec is an advanced medical simulation device manufacturer that replicate the human anatomy for medical training. Fusetec has successfully developed a 3D printed replica of the thorax region, sinuses, head and brain. These products are utilised by medical practitioners (cardiologists and ENT specialists) at all stages of their careers and are currently being used in Australia, Canada and the USA.
WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU?
- Opportunity to undertake a project that will contribute to world class, cutting edge medical devices
- To engage, interact and learn from a multidisciplinary team of experts
- Opportunity to apply your knowledge of the human anatomy to develop medical devices that will revolutionise medical training
- To gain insights regarding the commercialisation process
RESEARCH TO BE CONDUCTED
An MRI and/or CT scans will be supplied to the intern in which they are required to segment into all the various anatomical structures of the specific body parts. Each structure will be individually exported as an STL. Each STL will then require editing and mesh fixing to create the end product. The end product will feature a base model with several removable cassettes, each containing an anatomical structure of importance. After editing, the STLs are required to be brought to a stage in which they can be successfully manufactured via a process called mesh repairing/fixing. Upon successful mesh repair, each STL (anatomical structure) is assigned a material that will simulate the feel of the corresponding living human structure. Finally, the device will be manufactured for trials to be performed and required alterations to be recorded.
SKILLS WISH LIST
If you’re a PhD student and meet some or all the below we want to hear from you. We strongly encourage women, indigenous and disadvantaged candidates to apply:
- Knowledge of the human anatomy systems (candidates with knowledge of the gastrointestinal tract are encouraged to apply).
- Ability to read and identify various anatomical structures on radiographs (MRI, CT, etc.)
- Experience with segmentation of anatomical structures (Materialise Mimics, Simpleware ScanIP, OsiriX, etc
It is expected the intern(s) have completed an accurate segmentation of the skeletal structures, muscles, organs, veins, arteries and nerves. As part of this, the intern(s) are expected to become familiar and fluent with the processes involved with segmenting anatomical structures in Materialise Mimics (the software of choice at Fusetec 3D), as well as STL editing (Autodesk Netfabb, Meshmixer), and STL repairing (Materialise 3-matic).
The intern will receive $3,000 per month of the internship, usually in the form of stipend payments.
It is expected that the intern will primarily undertake this research project during regular business hours and maintain contact with their academic mentor throughout the internship either through face-to-face or phone meetings as appropriate.
The intern and their academic mentor will have the opportunity to negotiate the project’s scope, milestones and timeline during the project planning stage.
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