Bionic Eye Prototype Implanted In Australia



bionic eye implant
Bionic Vision Australia (BVA) researchers have announced the success of their first retinal implant trial in a human. Dianne Ashworth blinded by retinitis pigmentosa, had the prototype implant placed behind her retina by the surgeons, and a small wire installed to a connector behind her ear. After the operation she could already see flashes. Researchers plan to test the implant and further develop a vision processor and an external camera. We’ve told you about the type of implants using a video camera on head band to provide some vision before. Next, BVA plans to test an improved 1024 electrode implant (present prototype has 24 electrodes) able to offer facial recognition and reading large print by 2014.
Via: gizmag.com
bionic eye implant

Donate BTC: 1DUUZbiqjbJvzjuRZEwTS47bqgmnhEJ4XG

Donate ETH: 0x981FcEAAa895C6cee76D2876e9AfC649Dc0C4c75

More Posts:

Plastic Nanofibers To Self-Assemble And Conduct Electricity
Elevated & Multifunctional New York City Theatre
Move Technology Garment To Improve Your Performance
BIOSwimmer: Unmanned Underwater Vehicle For Defense Purposes (+VIDEO)
Volvo’s Pedestrian And Cyclist Detection System Makes Driving Safer
Synthetic Biology - Inventing the Future
Which Technologies Will Have The Biggest Impact By 2025?
Coming 2018: Birth Control Chip You Can Turn On/Off Via Remote
Ford Creates Segway-like Vehicle Called Carr-E
Amazon Prime Air’s First Customer Delivery