Case Studies

UTS gives a step up for innovation in disability support

Industry partnership: UTS, Mobility 2000, Northcott Innovation

Researchers from the UTS Centre for Autonomous Systems collaborated with Mobility 2000 to develop a step-climbing attachment for two-wheel drive powered wheelchairs, enabling users to navigate kerbs and single steps without needing to buy an entirely new wheelchair.

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World’s first plastic automotive mirror

Industry partnership: University of South Australia, SMR Automotive

Researchers from University of South Australia’s Future Industries Institute have delivered the world’s first plastic car mirror by pioneering highly sophisticated innovations in thin film coatings.

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Curtin Uni Spin-out making global impact

Industry partnership: Curtin University, Scanalyse Pty Ltd and Outotec

Scanalyse Pty Ltd was established to monitor the wear and tear in giant rock crushers and grinding mills. Based on Curtin research, the Scanalyse technologies, MillMapper (for grinding mill monitoring) and CrusherMapper (for crusher monitoring) combines laser scanning technology with an integrated software suite to provide accurate measurement and modelling of the condition of the machines.

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Revolutionary car seat cover saves lives on our roads

Industry partnerhsip: RMIT University and Who-Rae Australia Ltd.

Researchers from RMIT University have collaborated with Who-Rae Australia to potentially reduce the number of deaths and injuries seen on our roads through the development of new seat cover technology.

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