IIP's retinal implant restores limited eyesight to the blind

Barb Dybwad
B. Dybwad|06.16.05

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Barb Dybwad
June 16, 2005 2:00 PM
IIP's retinal implant restores limited eyesight to the blind image
IIP's retinal implant restores limited eyesight to the blind image
IIP retinal implant

There have been some more academic inquiries into this concept, but it looks like IIP is the first to commercialize this retinal implant technology, which combines an ocular microchip with a small video camera integrated into a pair of glasses to restore limited vision to patients with hereditary blindness. The processing duties are handled by a microcomputer clipped to a belt, which takes visual information received by the glasses and converts it into electrical pulses that stimulate the patient's optic nerve.

[Via I4U]

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