Bionic Vision Australia (BVA) is a national consortium of researchers working together to develop a bionic eye. The aim of this technology is to restore the sense of vision to people with vision impairment due to retinitis pigmentosa and age-related macular degeneration.
The BVA bionic eye project brings together a cross-disciplinary group of world-leading experts in the fields of:
- Biomedical engineering
- Electrical engineering and materials science
- Vision science
- Wireless integrated-circuit design
- Surgical, preclinical and clinical practice
In December 2009, the Australian Federal Government awarded a $42 million ARC grant to Bionic Vision Australia to develop bionic vision technology.