Medical Bionics Department

The Bionics Institute creates, designs, evaluates and improves bionic devices that interface with the human body to help people liver better, healthier lives.

James Fallon
A/Prof James Fallon, Head of Medical Bionics Department

The Medical Bionics Department is located at the Bionics Institute in East Melbourne and has laboratories within St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne.

With 150 world-class researchers, engineers, technicians, students and eminent clinicians working closely together, our research focuses on developing new technologies to transform the lives of those patients living with:

  • Hearing impairment; Age-related hearing loss, Infant hearing and Tinnitus
  • Movement disorders; Parkinson’s Disease
  • Neurological conditions; Epilepsy
  • Inflammatory diseases; Crohn’s Disease.

Department of Medical Bionics student projects are available through the Bionics Institute website:

Honorary Researchers and contacts at the department are:

Student Coordinator: