BINI 2015
BINI 2015 Keynote Speakers

Professor Conor J.  Walsh - 'Next generation soft wearable robots'
Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering,
Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, MA, USA

Conor Walsh is an assistant professor of mechanical and biomedical engineering at the Harvard School of Engineeringand Applied Sciences and a core faculty member at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering. He is the founder of the Harvard Biodesign Lab, which brings together researchers from the engineering, industrial design, apparel, clinical, and business communities to develop new technologies and translate them to industrial partners. His research focuses on applying disruptive technologies to the development of robotic devices for augmenting and restoring human performance. His research interests include new approaches to design, manufacture, and control of wearable robotic devices, and characterizing their performance through biomechanical and physiological studies. Read more..

John O'Dea
CEO, and Chairman, Crospan

John O'Dea 
With over 23 years experience in the medical device industry, he has overseen the successful launch of eight electronic medical device products in the past fourteen years. He co-founded Caradyne, an Irish respiratory medical device company in 1998, which was selling products in 30 countries prior to its acquisition by Respironics Inc. in 2004. Prior to founding Crospon, he served as General Manager of Respironics Ireland. In the past 25 years he has held R&D management positions in Nellcor Puritan Bennett and engineering positions in Digital Equipment Inc. and in Dataproducts Inc. He is a named author on eight issued U.S. patent families. He is a Past-Chairman of the Irish Medical Devices Association. Read more.. 

Dr Conor Hanley
Senior Vice President, Chronic Disease Management, ResMed Inc

Dr Conor Hanley is Senior Vice President, Chronic Disease Management, ResMed Inc. Within ResMed, Conor has previously managed ResMed’s cardiology business unit and  its Ventures and Initiatives Business unit. Prior to ResMed, Conor was a co-founder and CEO of BiancaMed a company that spun-out of University College Dublin and was headquartered at NovaUCD, the Centre for New Ventures and Entrepreneurs, to  commercialise a novel, non-contact method to monitor sleep and breathing in the home for consumer and medical applications. ResMed Inc acquired BiancaMed in July 2011 which was renamed as ResMed Sensor Technologies Ltd which is now based at NexusUCD, the Industry Partnership Centre. Read more

Samuel Haughton Lecture

Chair, Biomedical Engineering 
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Khalifa University, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Professor McGloughlin obtained his Bachelor of Engineering and Master of Engineering Science Degrees from University College, Dublin and a PhD at Trinity College, Dublin (1995). He spent 9 years working in industry including six years at Stryker Orthopaedics in Limerick and was employed by Thomond College of Education from 1982 until 1991 when he joined the Department of Mechanical, Aeronautical and Biomedical Engineering (MABE) at the University of Limerick. He was appointed as a Lecturer in the MABE Department in 1991 and was subsequently promoted to Senior Lecturer (2002), Associate Professor (2007) and Full Chair (Personal) in 2012. He was the Founding Director of the Centre for Applied Biomedical Engineering Research, a University Research Centre. Read more..