The first Henry Wallman prize winner- Sabine Reinfeldt
Sabine Reinfeldt is awarded the newly established prize in medical technology, in the spirit of Henry Wallman, for her research on bone conduction, and for her ability to build bridges between disciplines. Sabine, Associate Professor and leader of the research group Biomedical Signals and Systems at Chalmers University of Technology, received the prize at a ceremony arranged by MedTech West on 19 September , 2018.
Sabine with (from the left) her former supervisor Professor Bo Håkansson, and Professor Bengt-Arne Sjöqvist and Professor Kaj Lindecrantz, both from the Foundation of Medicin & Teknik at Chalmers.
Sabine and Måns Eeg-Olofsson, specialist in ENT and Audiology at Sahlgrenska University Hospital jointly presented their research on hearing implant, where functionally deaf patients can gain normal hearing with a Bone Conduction Implant (BCI).
Sabine together with Myrthe Hol, who is ENT surgeon at Radboud University Medical Center, Nijmegen in the Netherlands, focusing on otology with particular attention to titanium temporal bone implants and auricular reconstruction/prosthesis. There has been a long history of collaboration between the Chalmers and Nijmegen groups, and lately especially between Reinfeldt and Hol with joint projects and co-supervision of a PhD student.