Florey Events

Posted on 03/04/2017

Public evening lecture: Implantable brain devices

Implantable brain devices are not science fiction. This presentation will illustrate the Florey's role in developing devices to help people move paralysed limbs and control problematic gut conditions. For a preview, follow this link to hear Prof Clive May talk about the stentrode, a radical new approach in the field of "brain-machine interfaces" - technology that delivers mind-control over computers, robotic limbs or exoskeletons and gives people with paralysis the chance for more independence, all using the power of thought.

The lecture will begin promptly at 6.30pm and finish at approximately 7.45pm.

 

Presenters

Prof John Furness PhD FAA, Florey Systems Neurophysiology Division

Prof Clive May PhD, Florey Neurocardiovascular Laboratory

Dr Nick Opie, Co-head Vascualr Bionics Laboratory, University of Melbourne

 

Getting here

Reasonably priced parking, including many disability spaces, is available under the Kenneth Myer Building with lift access to the auditorium. We suggest that you bring some gold coins for the ticketing machine.

Public transport

Take tram 19 on Elizabeth Street, heading away from the city to stop 11, Melbourne University. Cross the road to the Kenneth Myer Building. Look for the Dr Dax cafe sign and you'll know you're there.

 

 

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