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Bionic Eye Could Restore Sight To The Visually Impaired

Bionic Eye Could Restore Sight To The Visually Impaired
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The bionic eye is designed to restore sight to people with failing vision.

Naresh Kumar
  • 2 april 2010

Researchers at Bionic Vision Australia have developed a prototype of a bionic eye, designed to restore sight to those with failing vision. The device consists of the implant, a pair of glasses with a mounted camera and a small processor that can be kept in the pocket. The camera captures the images and sends them to the processor which transmits a signal wirelessly to the eye implant. This directly stimulates the (surviving) neurons in the retina, signaling an image to the brain.

The technology was more than ten years in the making with a $40 million investment by the Australian government. While it won’t restore perfect vision, it will help people to see images recreated from light. The researchers expect the bionic eye to be further developed, enabling people with failed vision to eventually recognize faces and read large print.

Here’s a video of the Bionic Eye:



[PhysOrg via Dvice]

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