Dr. Anjali Jaiprakash is an Advance QLD research fellow at the Australian Centre for Robotic Vision and Queensland University of Technology. She is a Robobiologist with a PhD in Applied Science and a Master’s degree in Biotechnology.
Anjali works at the intersection of medicine, engineering and design, with a transdisciplinary approach to develop medical devices that translate robotic vision into affordable systems that can be used to improve healthcare outcomes. This includes (1) light field retinal diagnostic system to replace the expensive and complex cameras currently used to detect abnormalities such as glaucoma or macular degeneration and decrease preventable blindness. (2) Vision-based autonomous robotic technology to perform knee surgery to improve patient outcomes and surgeon training.
MIT Technology Review selected Anjali as one of the 2018, Top 10 Innovator under 35, the most promising innovators to shape the coming decades. RoboHub announced Anjali as one of the world’s 25 Women in Robotics you should know about in 2017. Anjali won a 2017 Tall Poppy Science Award aimed to recognise the achievements of Australia’s outstanding scientific researchers and communicators. Anjali was also a finalist at the top-5 under 40 in 2015 (A UNSW and ABC-RN initiative) that recognized Australia’s next generation of scientific thinkers.
Through actively embracing novel technologies to solve medical challenges, Anjali’s vision is to create a world in which robotics technology enables affordable medicine for all.