Medical advances turn science fiction into science fact
Exoskeletons helping the paralysed to walk, tiny maggot-inspired devices gnawing at brain tumours, machines working tirelessly as hospital helpers: in many respects, the future of medicine is already here.
'Bionic eye' implant offers hope to the blind
For a man whose view of the world has slowly faded to black over 30 years, a device that allows him to see flashes of light has enkindled his hope of one day gazing upon his grandson's face.
Australia reveals prototype 'bionic' eye
Bionic Vision Australia (BVA) today unveils their wide-view neurostimulator concept - a bionic eye that will be implanted into Australia's first recipient of the technology.
Major advance for bionic eye
(PhysOrg.com) -- University of New South Wales researchers have unveiled the microchip which is expected to power Australiaэs first bionic eye.
Discovery of 'bioelectric' arteries opens path to heart disease treatment
Bionic eyes and limbs made television's six million dollar man an icon, but new research suggests our existing biological structure already exhibits a valuable electrical property. Scientists have found that ...
Bionic eye hope blends lasers and gold
A novel approach to restoring sight using a bionic eye' is being investigated at Swinburne University of Technology.
(PhysOrg.com) -- Young UNSW biomedical engineer Dr Rylie Green is gaining national attention for her work on conductive plastics for the bionic implants of the future.
NICTA microchip accelerates Australian bionic eye project
NICTA has developed a new microchip which is accelerating progress towards an Australian bionic eye.
Gentle touch and the bionic eye: Using haptics to improve outcomes for people given visual prosthetics
Normal vision is essentially a spatial sense that often relies upon touch and movement during and after development, there is often a correlation between how an object looks and how it feels. Moreover, as a child's senses ...