The MedtecLIVE Talent Award 2022 is given to bachelor's and master's theses that relate to an innovation, improvement, or new application in medical technology along with its entire value chain. Veronika asserted herself successfully in the two-stage application process of the award: First, a thesis abstract as well as a recommendation letter were evaluated and screened by a top-class jury consisting of representatives from industry and research. Along with four further candidates she was invited to the live finale in Stuttgart and presented her thesis in an 8-minute pitch.
Veronika’s work showed an in-depth understanding of the clinical need for improved prostheses control. By capturing the audience’s attention with a simple example of lifting a water bottle, she guided the jury and audience through the parts of her theses including method development, implementation and experimental validation. The extensiveness of her work, her drive to clinical translation as well as visual and interactive presentation convinced the jury to award her the first prize.
As part of her M.Sc. in Medical Technologies at TUM, Veronika conducted her master thesis on the design, implementation and experimental validation of upper-limb prostheses at MIRMI. Mentored by Prof. Cristina Piazza and Dr. Amartya Ganguly and supervised by Prof. Sami Haddadin, she jointly published her results in the Journal Sensors (https://www.mdpi.com/1424-8220/21/21/7404). Veronika is currently pursuing her PhD at the Institute for Machine Learning in Biomedical Imaging (IML) at Helmholtz Munich and TUM.
For more information on the MedTecLIVE Talent Award and potentially the next edition in 2023 check this website: https://www.medteclive.com/en/award
More information on the finale participants can be found here: https://medizin-und-technik.industrie.de/medizintechnik-studium/talent-award-zur-medtec-live-with-t4m-jetzt-ist-der-nachwuchs-dran/