The Bionics Network is a Research Excellence Cluster at the University of British Columbia, supported by Vice President, Research & Innovation (VPRI) Office and the Institute for Computing, Information, and Cognitive Systems (ICICS).
The Bionics Network brings experts in device engineering, materials design and signal processing, among other areas, together with end users to develop the next generation of wearable and implantable technologies. The goal of the Bionics Network is to advance the field towards the commercialization of safe, user-friendly devices that improve health and wellbeing by performing preventative, restorative and assistive functions. In addition, the network seeks a better understanding of how artificial materials and human tissues can be combined to form stable bio-hybrid technologies. The network is actively engaged in developing local, national and international collaborations that support this work.