Swinburne University will partner with two major Indian healthcare providers to tackle some of the country's biggest clinical problems.
The University has signed agreements with two reputable Indian organisations during the Neuroscience Victoria trade mission to India this week, further strengthening the state's world-renowned medical technology sector.
One agreement has been signed with Medanta, one of India's largest private hospitals, for a project to improve the diagnosis of epilepsy across India.
The project will develop products and technologies that can be used to help diagnose epilepsy in villages and remote communities. It will use technology to make early diagnoses to enable patients to be referred quickly for treatment in urban centres.
Swinburne also signed a memorandum of understanding with the prestigious All India Institute of Medical Sciences to develop a cutting edge 'smart helmet' to reduce the incidence of head injuries for motorcyclists.
Two-thirds of road vehicles in India are two-wheelers and tens of thousands of people die on India's roads every year with many more suffering injury and trauma.
The 'smart helmet' is designed to be light-weight and incorporate technology to address the issues that currently discourage people from wearing helmets.
The medical technology and pharmaceuticals sector is one of six key growth industries designated by the State Government of Victoria to drive jobs in across the state. The sector currently generates more than A$12 billion a year in revenue including A$1.98 billion in exports.
These breakthrough agreements demonstrate the world-leading expertise being generated from Victoria's renowned medical research institutes with technological advances that are adding real public value across the world.