Thursday, April 1, 2010

Australian researchers unveil bionic eye prototype

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I remember a post we read a while back about bionic eye implants... it seems Bionic Vision Australia are making it a reality and plan on introducing  bionic eye implants as early as 2013. This is the real deal, a full working prototype developed by BVA and researchers of the University of New South Wales.
 ...advanced prototype of the "eye," which boasts a pair of glasses mounted with a camera, a pocket-mounted CPU, and a wireless electrode chip which must be surgically implanted in the eye. The electrode chip has 98 electrodes which stimulates cells on the optical nerve, resulting in improved vision for those with vision problems resulting from optical nerve problems. Clinical trials are scheduled to begin later this year in Melbourne, with the hope that actual patients will be treated sometime in 2013.
via engadget

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