Bioinspiration: From Simple Ears to Simple Microphones

Jeremy Gibson (Speaker), Elizabeth Klenschi (Speaker), Brian Saltin (Speaker), Domingo-Roca, R. (Speaker)

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation


Biological systems provide an incredible wealth of innovation as a result of evolutionary processes over multiple generations. Hearing organs are a good example of how similar sensory problems are solved in different, independent ways. Reverse engineering hearing systems best involves a multidisciplinary approach with scientists from fields such as: biology, electrical engineering, material sciences, and physics to name a few. Using our varied approaches, we characterize hearing systems from which novel microphones can be developed and deployed in consumer electronics.
Period16 May 2018
Event titlePint of Science Festival: Drink, taste, and community: what pubs do for us
Event typeOther
LocationGlasgow, United Kingdom
Degree of RecognitionLocal


  • public engagement
  • Bioinspiration
  • Bioacoustics
  • acoustic sensors