Project Leader, Stimulation Strategy Development Program
Bionic Vision Australia
Professor Blamey has over 30 years of experience of research, development and commercialisation of cochlear-implant and hearing-aid technologies.
Currently Assistant Director of the Bionics Institute (BI), Professor Blamey is Managing Director of Australia Hears Pty Ltd, Honorary Professorial Fellow in the Department of Otolaryngology at The University of Melbourne, a Director of America Hears Inc, and a Director of the Children's Charity Network.
As a member of Graeme Clark's cochlear implant team when the first patient was implanted in 1979, Professor Blamey has first-hand experience of psychophysics, sound processing, and clinical evaluation.
Professor Blamey’s research explores the design of psychophysical and vision-processing research experiments as well as the high-level design of software and hardware required to conduct experiments and data analysis.
Contribution to bionic eye project
Professor Blamey’s experience with cochlear implants is of great value to the bionic eye project. Professor Blamey will provide the basic perceptual data necessary to guide the vision-processing strategy development and enable the collection and use of the data required to optimise the vision processor for individual patients. His role in the bionic eye project will be supervision and guidance of the corresponding psychophysics, vision processing and clinical evaluation aspects of the project.
BSc, PhD (Monash)
Professor Blamey is co-author of over 150 peer-reviewed papers and book chapters and is the co-inventor of 19 patent-application families.