Dr Thomas Oxley
When it comes to Dr Thomas Oxley's work, imagine a digital spinal cord that streams your thoughts. Dr Oxley is on the global stage in the new industry of brain-computer interfaces via his company, Synchron, which is revolutionising human interaction with the digital world. Dr Oxley is a vascular and interventional neurologist and world expert in endovascular bionics. His company's mission is to deliver safe neurotechnology that overcomes human limitations and enables growth. It is developing minimally-invasive technology for the safe and rapid implantation of miniaturised electronic medical devices with a broadband capability. Its products are designed to help diagnose and treat a range of neurological disorders including speech deficit, paralysis, epilepsy, movement disorders and depression. Dr Oxley is Instructor, Attending, and Director of Innovation Strategy in the Department of Neurosurgery, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York City and Laboratory Head of the Vascular Bionics Laboratory at the University of Melbourne. He has founded three companies since 2012, privately raising a total of $7.5 million. He moved to New York in 2015.
Check out Dr Oxley talking at TEDxSydney here.
Dr Thomas Oxley is the 2018 Advance Life Sciences Award Winner and the 2018 Overall Winner.