New device allows woman to see, even without eyes…

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New device allows woman to see, even without eyes…

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Article and video on “Artificial vision” – “More than a million people in the United States are legally blind. Many of them once had vision but tragically lost it. Now a breakthrough device could give them back some of their sight. Some call her the bionic woman. Others call her a medical miracle. But Cheri Robertson has given herself another title: “I just call myself the robo-chick.”” [via] – Link.

8 thoughts on “New device allows woman to see, even without eyes…

  1. pen_sq says:

    It’s amazing what’s going on with medical prosthetics! I’d love to see what difference it would make to simulate eye movement in the camera system. Using sensors on the eye muscles, a fisheye lens image could be chopped down to what she really intends to see. I bet it would give a large improvement in what can be done with the limited resolution of the brain implant.

  2. blackrazorus says:

    I wonder why they can’t use a wireless protocol to send the data to the implant- that would avoid the complications of infection on the port. Bluetooth anyone? I know that the bluetooth modules are really tiny and have low power requirements. Induction power?

  3. LooLighter says:

    That is great! Especialy when you look at the date. :-D

  4. LooLighter says:

    That is great! Especialy when you look at the date. :-D

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