Bionic Vision Technologies Pty Ltd

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Project Title: Vision processing algorithms for Bionic Eye Gen3 

Bionic Vision Technologies (BVT) has developed an innovative Bionic Eye Prosthetic System to restore functional vision to the blind suffering from retinitis pigmentosa (RP).

Pilot studies using prototype systems in 7 RP patients - characterized as having near total blindness - demonstrated safety as well as significant improvement in obstacle avoidance and object recognition.

The goal of this project is to develop and test new vision processing algorithms and hardware that will result in improved ability to navigate and conduct activities of daily living, improved independence, confidence, social connectedness and an enhanced mental state of mind.

BMTH Round: Three

State: Victoria

Project Partners: CSIRO’s Data61, the Centre for Eye Research Australia, Bionics Institute and Tricycle Developments


  • MTPConnect Grant: $1,000,000
  • Industry Contribution: $1,557,499

Duration: October 2020 - December 2022

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Contact: Brian Gordon

Podcast: Australia's World-First Bionic Eye System Breakthrough