TEDxVienna - Gregoire Cosendai - Restoring Vision to the Blind
Gregoire Cosendai, Electrical Engineer from Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne, PhD on artificial hearing with electrical stimulation of the auditory nerve. 15 years of experience in neurostimulation in hearing, musculoskeletal and vision. Currently European director for Second Sight Medical Products, who is launching the first retinal implant to restore vision to the blind.
Alongside publishing scientific papers in reviewed journals, he also is the founder of the first student radio in Switzerland, creator of a landmines awareness project for 6000 youngsters worldwide and has established a welfare project for homeless in Geneva, Switzerland. Mr. Cosendai has given a great number of scientific presentations in international meetings such as the International Functional Stimulation Society in Maroochydoore, Australia or the Neural Prosthesis Workshop organized by the National Institute of Health, Bethesda, Maryland.