Swinburne and CDI Welcome Professor Tino Fuss
by Annika Sutter
by Annika Sutter 05 Aug 2016
CDI is excited to announce the arrival of Professor Tino Fuss in the roles of Professor of Health and Sports Technologies and Core Program Director: Smart Equipment Engineering and Wearable Technology Design, on the 1st of August.
Tino's dual backgrounds in medicine and engineering manifest into a high level of expertise in the development of implant technologies, and smart health and sports equipment.
"In order to produce an innovative product, there is always a design process. So the best place for us within Swinburne University is definitely the Centre for Design Innovation", Tino says.
Tino and his team are working on a number of exciting projects including The Smart Cap and Gear, a smart insole for diabetic patients, a smart soccer boot, a smart compression garment, and a smart cricket ball (used by the English Cricket Board).
"First of all, [my team] are the crazy people. This means crazy ideas create innovations.
Secondly, we start working at the point other people say it can't be done.
Thirdly, we don't believe in research questions. The reason for this is research questions actually constrain your research. You set a goal and then you try to achieve that goal, without realising there are other possibilities. You can go further.
Lastly, we are intrigued by lateral innovation, which sums up our research and development activities".