A vision for the future
Associate Professor Penny Allen helped implant Australia’s first bionic eye, but the University of Melbourne expert says the future is even more exciting.
Stimulating the brain – without major surgery
University of Melbourne researchers have shown the Stentrode, a tiny device inserted next to the motor cortex, can stimulate, as well as record, brain activity.
Sounds like science fiction
Some of the technological innovations of 2017 sound like sci-fi, and several University of Melbourne experts have played a key role in those advances.
The ethical future of bionic vision
The ethics of bionic vision for eye disease are cloudy, but a University of Melbourne expert says it's important that patients understand the risks attached.
In Pursuit podcast: Thought-controlled futures
We talk to the developers of the stentrode, a new engineering marvel that allows brain activity to be recorded and used to control an exoskeleton.