Leah Heiss is a designer working at the nexus of design, health, and technology. Her practice traverses device, service and experience and is deeply collaborative, working with experts from nanotechnology, engineering and health services through to manufacturing. Her health technology projects include jewellery to administer insulin through the skin for diabetics; biosignal sensing emergency jewellery; and swallowable devices to detect disease. Most recently Leah designed FACETT, the worlds first self-fit modular hearing aid with Blamey Saunders hears. The Incus, which Leah designed for Blamey Saunders hears, is part of the IHearYou self fit hearing system that won the inaugural Good Design Award, Social Innovation, 2015 and the Good Design Award Product Design – Medical and Scientific, 2015.
In Future Patient we explore the possibility for a new type of health patient experience as a result of human centred design being employed in the health and aged care systems. The panel will discuss innovations in services, systems and technology that might offer a more whole of person experience through care.