Electrical approach triggers new treatments for chronic disease
Known variously as bioelectronics or electroceuticals, emerging therapies that use the electronics or electrical stimulation of the nervous system to treat chronic disease offer exciting potential for improved human health and wellbeing.
Student ingenuity shines at Endeavour exhibition 2016
A battery that charges over wifi is just one of the student inventions launched at the Endeavour Engineering & IT Exhibition 2016, the University of Melbourne’s showcase of Engineering and IT design projects.
Patients see light as first sign of restored vision from bionic eye prototype
The brain’s electrical conductivity creates a special place in medicine for electrical engineers. It has allowed them to open new frontiers, using implanted electronic devices to bypass damaged human sense organs and reconnect the brain to information about the external world.
Global crowdsourcing contest to predict epileptic seizures begins
An online contest will let the globe’s keenest data scientists loose on the holy grail of epilepsy research — an algorithm that can predict seizures.
How energy access can power communities and create gender equality
An international conference examining inclusive energy solutions, being held at the University of Melbourne, will look at how access to energy can help reduce poverty, improve social inclusion, including balancing gender equity.
Graeme Clark Oration 2016: Science and Technology: New Frontiers for Helping People with Mental Illness
This 2016 Graeme Clark Oration will describe the recent advances in the science of mental illness and new frontiers in technology that give hope for reducing the suffering from serious mental illness.
Researchers may be motivated by impact but that is not enough to achieve it
Professor Thas Nirthalamas and Simon Wilkins discuss programs that are helping universities and industries to collaborate more closely for The Conversation.
Girton Grammar takes top honours in 2016 Amazing Spaghetti Machine Contest
Girton Grammar has brought home the glory in this year’s Amazing Spaghetti Machine Contest, with their creative contraption designed to water a plant.
From Bionic Ear to the first cochlear implant
Professor Graeme Clark and Professor Richard Dowell discuss the complex speech processing and coding strategy they developed, enabling adults and children to understand running speech, with and without lip-reading.
To understand the brain, it helps to make a computer model of one
Computational models of the brain are transforming how we study it, along with the development of new technologies that interact with the organ and help to solve neurological conditions. Professor David Grayden discusses.
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