Our organisation – Bionics Institute

Our organisation

The Bionics Institute is an independent medical research institute, affiliated with the University of Melbourne, undertaking world-class medical bionics research, focussed particularly on neural prostheses.

OUR VISION is to lead the world in the development of innovative bionic health solutions through research.


  • to research, innovate and deliver bionic technologies that improve human health

  • to undertake high quality research that spans the biological, physical, engineering and medical sciences to achieve clinically relevant outcomes, and train and inspire the next generation of researchers, and

  • to ensure our knowledge, technologies and skills provide an effective pathway from world class research to advancing the Australian medical bionics manufacturing industry

Medical bionics devices offer solutions to debilitating conditions where other treatments have not been successful.

They can replace impaired senses such as hearing or vision and treat neurological and psychiatric disorders including;

  • epilepsy

  • Parkinson’s Disease

  • stroke

  • dystonia

  • essential tremor

  • severe depression

  • obsessive compulsive disorder

Effectively sharing information across projects is at the core of our approach. Despite the diversity of these disorders, we have established a framework where knowledge and technology are transferred from one project to another.

 Medical research

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