We are constantly finding new ways to use technology to address major healthcare challenges facing the world. In this episode, we spotlight the research efforts of Brisbane-based enterprise WearOptimo as they try and find a way to detect health issues before they become problems, like cardiac disease, inflammation and dehydration. Founder & CEO Professor Mark Kendall and Chief Technology Officer Dr Steve Wilson speak to the MTPConnect podcast team about how their technology, is creating simple, painless, wearable medical devices that interact with our skin and which have the potential to monitor and manage a range of diseases ‘when time matters most’. That also includes COVID-19. Their work is supported by MTPConnect’s BioMedTech Horizons program whose Senior Director Dr Gerard Gibbs discusses the importance of early stage medtech research and what’s ahead for all of the projects receiving BMTH funding as they progress to translate their discoveries from bench to bedside.