Bioinspiration: From Simple Ears to Simple Microphones

Jeremy Gibson (Speaker), Klenschi, E. (Speaker), Saltin, B. (Speaker), Roger Domingo-Roca (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
Held atPint of science festival
Event typeConference
LocationGlasgow, United Kingdom
Degree of RecognitionLocal


  • public engagement
  • Bioinspiration
  • Bioacoustics
  • acoustic sensors