Dr Jim Lee – Wearable Technology
Dr Jim Lee grew up on a farm in northern Tasmania and completed an apprenticeship as a boilermaker/welder, spending much of that career in transport and general engineering.
On moving to Queensland, Jim commenced his undergrad studies in Sport and Exercise Science in 2002 at the University of the Sunshine Coast QLD and was awarded his PhD in 2010. In 2011, Jim was offered a 12 month Postdoc research position at Griffith University with the focus on micro technology development, particularly on swimming applications.
In 2011, Jim won the inaugural ICT Geelong, CSIRO-AIS Prize for Best Sports Technology. In 2012, he spent the year at the prestigious Keio University, Japan. Due to winning a Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Research Fellowship, Jim gained experience in several areas of research, primarily investigating gait of lower limb amputees. He also investigated swimming, and even completed research on thoroughbred horses. Jim has close to 50 journal and conference publications under his belt.
Jim’s research since commencing at Charles Darwin University (CDU) has largely been in the development of wearable technology, not only in sporting applications, but for workplace and rehabilitation environments too. In 2016/2017 Jim was the main driver at CDU for inclusion in the successful iMOVE Cooperative Research Centres (CRC) program bid. This national CRC program aims to improve all facets of transportation in Australia for the next 30 to 40 years. The main focus of Jim’s work will not only be on driver safety, but also development of cattle monitoring during transport.
A networking session with Dr Jim Lee and fellow innovators/entrepreneurs will follow
after the presentation.
Light lunch will be supplied.