Professor Rob Shepherd | “The Bionic Eye prototype” | TEDxUWollongong 2012

Professor Rob Shepherd from the Australian Bionics Institute speaks at the 2012 TEDxUWollongong on developing a bionic eye prototype.

Professor Robert K. Shepherd is the Head of the Medical Bionics Department at the University of Melbourne. In the 1980’s Professor Robert K. Shepherd led the preclinical team that demonstrated the safety and efficacy of Cochlear’s bionic ear in both adults and children, and more recently his team developed a prototype bionic eye as part of an Australia-wide collaboration – Bionic Vision Australia – to develop a commercial bionic eye. He has published over 200 peer-reviewed papers, given 90 invited international keynote conference presentations, received over $90M of research funding as a chief investigator.