BIKEM Videos

Binational Cooperations in Medical Technology

with Distinguished Professor Geoff Chase

HealthTech Week Interviews

July 2019, Auckland

The following interviews ‘virtually’ bring researchers, developers, and clinicians from Health Tech Week to Germany.

BIKEM now introduces these interviewees who seek binational collaborations to develop next-generation medical technologies.

Jake Campbell

PhD Candidate, University of Canterbury

I am undertaking my PhD in the development of non-invasive optical medical sensors for the use in hospital and home life with the goal of improving a doctors quality of measurement and a patients quality of life.

Geoff Chase + Geoff Shaw

Distinguished Professor + Intensivist

Chase: I apply engineering modeling to clinical medicine for clinicians and patients who need improved care and outcomes at reduced cost so they can equitably provide/receive personalised, next-generation medical care.

Maneesh Deva


I am Maneesh Deva, I love to find new ways to improve the health of children. I have expertise in Paediatrics and Child Health. I have been a full time Paediatric Consultant for 7 years in New Zealand.

Sarah Howe

PhD Candidate, University of Canterbury

I provide systems and control modeling for research and design projects which need engineering insight to mechatronics technology, with a current focus on medical technology.

Kyeong Tae Kim

PhD Candidate, University of Canterbury

Haribalan Kumar

Richard McCulloch

Managing Director

The NextStep is a Volume-Controlled Resuscitation and Ventilation platform developed to mitigate Neonatal Volutrauma, Itraventricular Haemorrhage and Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia, impacting ~3M Newborns Annually.

Debbie Munro

Senior Lecturer

I am a biomedical and mechanical engineering researcher with a long history in academia and industry who designs solutions that help people live their best possible lives.

Robyn Whittaker

Associate Professor + Clinical Director Innovation

I do mHealth for priority populations with high health needs who need support to make healthy behaviour changes so they can be in control of their own health and live.

Mahyar Osanlouy +

Gonzalo Maso Talou +

Soroush Safaei

Software Developer + Research Fellow + Research Fellow

Osanlouy: I combine my computational skills with my physiological knowledge to better understand the human body and develop models for other scientists and clinicians so they can provide more advanced, state-of-the-art biomedical technologies to communities. Website. Email.

Maso Talou: I develop computational models and image processing techniques for research and clinical collaborators who need computational and engineering solutions so they can improve their understanding of pathologies and elaborate new diagnosis/treatment techniques. Website. Email.

Safaei: I develop computational models for the human brain to unravel the mystery of Alzheimer's Disease so we can detect it earlier than ever before. Website. Email.