Nigel Lovell

A human hand hovers over a field of wheat

UNSW engineers have invented a soft wearable device which simulates the sense of touch and has wide potential for medical, industrial and entertainment applications.

Bionic eye inside

A functioning bionic eye is a step closer to reality after the federal government awarded $42 million in funding to a consortium including leading UNSW researchers.

Bionic eye inside

A prototype bionic eye developed at UNSW could be ready for human trials by 2012 following the announcement of a national research collaboration.