The Bionics Institute was proud to host Her Excellency the Honourable Linda Dessau AC, Governor of Victoria and Mr Anthony Howard AM QC on Friday 9th August. The Governor was accompanied by the “Mini-Governor” for the day, Lewis Francis.
We were thrilled to have the opportunity to showcase some of our research in three key areas – Parkinson’s disease, hearing and epilepsy. Research Fellow Dr Thushara Perera demonstrated devices to provide quantitative measurement of movement disorders such as Parkinson’s disease or tremor [and the ‘Mini-Governor’ showed off his dexterity and gaming skills]. Audiologist Ms. Emily Jeffreys introduced EarGenie™, a system which aims to improve language development in children born with hearing loss and Neurologist Professor Mark Cook with Senior Research Engineer Mr. Owen Burns presented Minder™ – a sub-scalp seizure detection device for Epilepsy.