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Inventor and educator Hung Nguyen, one of this year's Anthill Smart 100 honorees, is a finalist for New South Wales Australian of the Year 2012. Nguyen, a dean at the University of Technology, invented Aviator, a technology that allows a wheelchair to be piloted by the user's brain waves.
At the University of Technology, Sydney, Professor Hung Nguyen and his research team are developing a system operates a wheelchair with nothing but brain waves. The tech can be revolutionary for people with severe disabilities. It earned position No. 3 in this year's Anthill SMART 100.
Aviator is a venture spun out of the University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Australia. Leveraging UTS’ proprietary software around thought classification for controlling electronic devices, the venture is developing a wheelchair control solution to respond to the needs of the severely disabled and paralysed.
Australia's richest business plan competition, offering $100,000 for one savvy Australian business, reached its conclusion at the Queensland State Library in Brisbane last Wednesday night. Does this company deserve $100k in seed funding? Heck, yeah! Now watch the clip.
An on-the-go device that measures several body functions at once and a technology that turns laptops and mobile phones into e-book readers are among the seven innovative ventures named finalists in Enterprize 2010, the University of Queensland's $100,000 business planning competition.