Research Output per year
David has bachelor degrees in Physics (1992-1994) and Biomedical Engineering (1996-2000), with First Class Honours, and a PhD (2010-2018, in Rehabilitation Engineering) from Flinders University. He has extensive experience as a Rehabilitation Engineer in the field of disability, rehabilitation engineering and assistive technologies, and is currently a Senior Lecturer and academic staff member within the College of Science and Engineering and a researcher within the Medical Device Research Institute (MDRI) at Flinders University.
David's professional honours to date include being awarded a Churchill Fellowship in the field of rehabilitation engineering and Universal Design (2003); Engineers Australia's Young Professional Engineer of the Year (2004); Engineers Australia's Top 100 Most Influential Engineers (2005); and a Fulbright Professional Scholarship in the field of paediatric rehabilitation engineering (2008).
David has experience working in rehabilitation engineering research and industry institutions in Australia, England, Canada and the United States, holds a patent for his PhD work, and has twice won first prize in the College of Biomedical Engineers' Better Technology Awards for novel assistive technologies. He is an invited TEDx speaker, has delivered numerous invited and keynote presentations, and he has represented Australia at the Global Research, Innovation, and Education in Assistive Technology Summit at the WHO in Geneva.
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- Rehabilitation Engineering, Assistive Technology and cerebral palsy related research
- Universal Design
- Commercialisation and technology transfer of medical devices and Assistive Technologies
PhD, Flinders University
20 Jun 2010 → 4 Jun 2018
Award Date: 18 Dec 2018
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours), Flinders University
1 Mar 1996 → 30 Nov 2000
Award Date: 9 Apr 2001
Bachelor of Science, Flinders University
1 Mar 1992 → 30 Nov 1994
Award Date: 10 Apr 1995
Adjunct Senior Lecturer, University of South Australia4 Mar 2019 → …
A Custom Serious Games System with Forced-Bimanual Use can Improve Upper Limb Function for Children with Cerebral Palsy: Results from a Randomised Controlled TrialHobbs, D. A., Hillier, S. L., Russo, R. N. & Reynolds, K. J., 17 Jul 2019, Technology and Disability. Desideri, L., de Witte, L., Chattat, R. & Hoogerwerf, E-J. (eds.). s1 ed. Amsterdam: IOS PRESS, Vol. 31. p. S147-S148 2 p.
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Conference contribution
Research output: Contribution to conference › Paper
Appropriate Assistive Technology Co-Design – from Problem identification through to Device CommercialisationHobbs, D., Walker, S. & Layton, N., 2019, Global perspectives on assistive technology: proceedings of the GReAT Consultation 2019. Layton, N. & Borg, J. (eds.). Geneva, Vol. Volume B. p. 342-358 17 p.
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article
Research output: Contribution to journal › Review article