[ASC-list] NSW event Bionic eyes; a vision of the future

Derek Williamson derek.williamson at unsw.edu.au
Mon Mar 14 05:25:53 UTC 2011


Registrations are now open for;

DISEASE DISCOVERY 2- Bionic Eyes:  A vision of the future Associate Professor Gregg Suaning 7:00pm Monday 28 March



FREE ENTRY



Once upon a time profound hearing loss was considered incurable, but a device called the Cochlear Implant (also known as the Bionic Ear) changed that. It has allowed over 120,000 people worldwide to learn to hear again. Can we use similar technology to cure blindness? Researchers at the University of New South Wales and Bionic Vision Australia (BVA) certainly think so. BVA is a national consortium of researchers working together to develop a bionic eye that can restore sight to people with particular forms of vision impairment. Progress is such that the researchers aim to test the device in humans within three years time.



Greg Suaning is an Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the University of New South Wales and the Program Leader of Device Development of Bionic Vision Australia. His talk will summarise the history of implantable bionics, focusing on the technology allowing restoration of hearing to the deaf, and vision to the blind.



Free tea and coffee will be available on arrival and as usual, pathology academics and volunteers will be on hand to guide you through a range of related specimens as you tour the Museum at the conclusion of the presentation. Information about the UNSW Medicine course and application process will also be available.



The event will begin promptly at 7:00pm on Monday 21 February and registrations are essential. Thank you for your interest and please pass information about this event onto any friends, family or students you feel may be interested.



The online registration form can be accessed at the Museum website HERE<http://bit.ly/dI4EDd>.



I look forward to seeing you there.



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Derek Williamson
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Museum of Human Disease
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derek.williamson at unsw.edu.au
www.diseasemuseum.unsw.edu.au
School of Medical Sciences
Faculty of Medicine
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University of New South Wales
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