Dr Leah Heiss

Co-Director RMIT Wearables and Sensing Network
RMIT University


Dr Leah Heiss is an award-winning designer and Co-Director of the RMIT Wearables and Sensing Network. Her wearable health technologies include Diabetes Jewellery; swallowable devices to detect disease; biosignal sensing emergency jewellery; and cardiac monitoring jewellery. Facett, the world’s first modular hearing aid that Leah designed for Blamey Saunders hears won many awards including the 2018 Australian Good Design Award of the Year and CSIRO Design Innovation Award. Leah’s design work is part of Museums Victoria heritage collection and she has exhibited at galleries locally and globally. She teaches through the RMIT Master of Design Futures and her teaching practice focuses on health sector innovation and design leadership.