And on a similar vein my son and 3 of his fellow 4th year electrical engineering mates at JCU have just completed a project to revise and update a cochlear implant circuit board. Whether this translates into an update or not is yet to be seen.
very kewl Wobbley! My niece had some of the earlier cochlears where they couldn't determine rhythms and therefore missed out on music.
These later ones she has now have overcome that issue but they are always improving the software/firmware in the units.
great to hear your lads involved in this area of expertise. You have a right to be proud of him.
Thing that people don't understand is how profound deafness can be. My niece caught a virus just before her VCE exams and it left her totally deaf in a few days.
She was chosen for the 'new' cochlear (this was years ago) as she had had this sudden hearing loss allowed them to use her to 'tune' the device.
her and many others did this early work over years.
Big news is that she runs her own business now and employs a few and strangely doing exactly what she set out to do. She is a registered animal handlers who among other things assesses dogs for shires/etc.
You wouldn't know she was profoundly deaf ...everything she hears of course is a digital soup.
Wish your son good luck in his endeavours ....trust me they will be well appreciated