Bionic Research Programs
The Bionics Institute is an independent medical research institute undertaking world-class medical bionic research programs, focused particularly on neural prostheses.
The technology and expertise required in the creation of a medical bionics device can be used across multiple applications. We are establishing a framework where this knowledge is transferred from one project to another.
Research at the Bionics Institute is aimed at improving the performance of the cochlear implant and other hearing devices, and enabling their application to many more adults and children with hearing impairments.
As part of the Bionic Vision Australia consortium (2010 – 2015), the Bionics Institute developed a bionic eye implant capable of restoring limited vision to people suffering from eye diseases such as retinitis pigmentosa.
In the Bionics Institute’s Neurobionics research program, implantable devices are being developed to detect, predict and suppress abnormal neural activity in the brain.