NeuroEngineering, or neural engineering, focuses on using scientific methods to understand and model the nervous system, and uses this knowledge to engineer systems that interact with, augment, or mimic nervous system functionality.
This field represents the convergence between neuroscience and biomedical engineering. A key area of this research involves the interaction between electronics and living neural tissue. The field expands from modelling the function of the neurons through to developing technologies such as the bionic eye, bionic ear, neuroprosthetics and brain–computer interfaces.
Neural engineering takes an interdisciplinary approach to solving emerging problems in neuroscience toward the diagnosis, monitoring and treatment of neurological conditions.
Labs and groups
John NeuroBionics Lab
We focus on neuroprosthetics, neural engineering, brain computer interfaces, and medical devices to diagnose, monitor or substitute lost function.
NeuroEngineering is about using scientific methods to understand and model the nervous system, and to use this knowledge to engineer systems that interact with, augment, or mimic nervous system functionality.
Centres and institutes
ARC Training Centre in Cognitive Computing for Medical Technologies
This Centre is aimed at creating a workforce that is expert in developing, applying and interrogating artificial intelligence (“AI”) applications in data-intensive medical contexts, to facilitate the next generation of data-driven and machine learning-based medical technologies.
National Vision Research Institute
Dedicated to research aimed at better understanding the complexities of vision and its disorders. Our goal is to conduct research that will lead to the preservation of sight and the prevention of blindness.
The following list represents a selection of projects belonging to our researchers.
Recruiting — indicates projects currently recruiting research students. Visit our Study website for PhD program and application information.
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