Beyond Superhuman - Presented by Dr Jordan Nguyen

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Building 215, Curtin University

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Bentley , WA 6102

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Standard ticket: $200.00

Student ticket: $80.00

People with disability: Free

The Independent Living Centre WA together with Curtin University is proud to host Biomedical Engineer Dr Jordan Nguyen.

Jordan has a purpose to drive human evolution through the design of technologies that are changing the world through supporting disadvantaged people. We are now moving into a time where mankind will integrate human behaviour with technology…and in doing so we will live a future that is ‘beyond superhuman’.

Target Audience: People living with disability, allied health professionals, those working in the health, rehabilitation and disability sectors, university staff and students from allied health, engineering and technology schools.

With today’s staggering advances in technology, many new possibilities are emerging which almost seem to have come straight out of the realms of sci-fi fantasy. When we connect some of the dots between various cutting-edge fields, the innovations become even more intriguing.

In this presentation, Dr Jordan Nguyen will raise an incredibly interesting and perhaps confronting conversation around links drawn between the fields of artificial intelligence, virtual reality, new techniques in 3D human scanning, neuroscience, and the ideas of human consciousness.

This topic raises a number of questions about what it is to be human and what is a moral approach to the incredible things we can achieve today with the latest advancements in technology – advancements that are increasingly blurring the lines between the virtual world and the real world.

Through this seminar, Jordan will demonstrate his unique ability to translate highly technical content and future trends, into clear and concise content with relevance to the disability sector. He is a fierce advocate for inspiring others on the future of technology for humanity and sustainability, and with a core focus on driving positive social impact through his work.

About Dr Jordan Nguyen: As Australians, many of us can relate to diving into a cold pool on a summer’s day. It was on one of these ‘normal’ days Jordan’s life changed forever when he almost broke his neck at the bottom of the pool in a diving accident. While Jordan came out of this serious accident unharmed, the incident prompted Jordan to understand more about the physical challenges faced by people living with disability. Jordan was inspired to help, and in that moment decided that he wanted to work with the people he was meeting to find solutions that can improve mobility and quality of life.

In 2012, Jordan completed a PhD in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Technology; Sydney (UTS) that saw him create a mind-controlled smart wheelchair, for high-level physical disability, that utilises cameras to perceive its environment, and provides the operator with autonomous guidance assistance during navigation. As a result, this incredible work has been featured in a range of TV, radio, magazine and newspaper interviews.

As a passionate advocate for social change Jordan has worked for various organisations including universities, corporate and not-for-profits. Jordan has founded Psykinetic, a social business that creates inclusive and empowering technology for disability and beyond. More recently Jordan has worked on his own upcoming TV documentary featuring the Psykinetic team and their work to fulfil the dreams of Riley Saban, a 13 year old who now wants to become an engineer in the future. Riley has Cerebral Palsy so in this documentary he works with the Psykinetic team to achieve some very big aspirations in new empowering technological development. This two-part special ‘Becoming Superhuman’ is set to air Tuesdays 8pm, 24th and 31st May 2016 on the ABC.

Dr Jordan is a TEDx Speaker, and has keynoted at prestigious events such as Think Inc and more recently Wired For Wonder amongst others. He has recently been listed in the top 100 most globally influential people in the field of virtual reality, and has on several occasions presented globally on advances in intelligent assistive robotics and controlling technology with the power of the mind, at the world’s largest annual biomedical conference, the Engineering For Medicine and Biology Conference.

View the links below to check out Jordan’s exciting work.

ILC would like to acknowledge and thank the Disability Services Commission for providing funds for tickets for people living with a disability to attend this event.

To register over the phone please contact Jodie on 9381 0600.

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