- Additive manufacturing for customised prosthetics
- Prosthetic comfort in low-resourced settings
- Training technicians in low-resourced settings to design, manufacture and maintain medical and assistive devices
- Thermal imaging
- Developing technologies that enable people with severe physical or cognitive impairments to participate in creative arts
Reading for a DPhil in Engineering Science, University of Oxford 2015-2018
BEng (Biomedical) with First Class Honours, Flinders University 2009-2012
I designed, prototyped and tested novel medical and assistive devices.
I lectured in Biomedical Instrumentation and tutored Biomechanics, Engineering Design, Professional Skills and Electronics
My role was to build partnerships with Aboriginal community groups and plan cultural awareness events. I also had an advisory role for the Flinders University EWB chapter.
I trained Papua New Guinean Mobility Technicians in wheelchair assembly and fitting
I developed a virtual art program for children with cerebral palsy and built communication switches for children who were non-verbal.
Awards and scholarships
2016 Best Oral Presentation at the RECOUP International Conference on Ergonomics
2016 Newton Bhabha Phd Placement Grant
2015 John Monash Scholarship, General Sir John Monash Foundation
2014 Best Presentation, Australian Biomedical Engineering Conference
2014 Best Business Plan (Postgraduate Category and People's Choice Award), Flinders University
2014 Engineers Australia Young Biomedical Engineer - Conference Paper prize
2014 New Venture Institute Enterprise Workshop Scholarship and 3rd place
2013 International Convention on Rehabilitation Engineering & Assistive Technology Student Design Challenge - 3rd place
2012 Society for Medical and Biological Engineering (SMBE) Outstanding Honours Project Award
2012 Flinders University Most Outstanding Engineering Honours Project Award
2012 Chancellor's Letter of Commendation, Flinders University
2012 Department of Further Education, Employment, Science and Technology Scholarship
Diment, L., Ruthenbeck, G., Dharmawardana, N., Carney, A., Woods, C., Ooi, E. and Reynolds, K. (2015), Comparing surgical experience with performance on a sinus surgery simulator. ANZ Journal of Surgery.
Dharmawardana, N., Ruthenbeck, G., Woods, C., Elmiyeh, B., Diment, L., Ooi, E., Reynolds, K. and Carney, A. (2015). Validation of virtual reality based simulations for endoscopic sinus surgery. Clinical Otolaryngology, 40(6); 569-579.
Diment, L. & Hobbs, D. (2014). A gesture-based virtual art program for children with severe motor impairments - development and pilot study. Journal of Assistive, Rehabilitative & Therapeutic Technologies. 2: 23206 - http://dx.doi.org/10.3402/jartt.v2.23206
O'Brien, E., Mohtar A., Diment, L. & Reynolds, K. (2014). A detachable electronic device for use with a long white cane to assist with mobility. Assistive Technology. 26(4); 219-226.
Diment, L., Bergmann, J., Thompson, M. (2016). 3D printed upper limb prosthetics are not backed by clinical evidence. In Trent International Prosthetic Symposuim. Glasgow, UK.
Diment, L., Bergmann, J., Moulic, S., Thompson, M. (2016). Temperature and prosthetic discomfort. In MEIbioeng 16. Oxford, UK.
Diment, L., Bergmann, J., Moulic, S., Thompson, M. (2016). Data-driven prosthetic socket design: using sensors to assess discomfort. In RECOUP International Conference on Ergonomics. Bangalore, India.
Diment, L. & Hobbs, D. (2014). Interactive Technologies that Engage Children with Disabilities in Visual Art – A Review. In the Australian Biomedical Engineering Conference. Canberra, Australia.
Diment, L., Hobbs, D. & Chau, T. (2013). A Gesture-based Virtual Art Program for Children with Severe Motor Impairments – Development and Pilot Study. In the 7th International Convention on Rehabilitation Engineering & Assistive Technology. Goyang, South Korea.