It is no secret that life is difficult for the blind. For those of us who see, we don’t fully understand how good the gift of sight is.
Well, it looks like a competitor has come very close.
Researchers at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia have developed a bionic eye that promises to restore vision with the help of a brain implant.
The bionic lens is known as the “Gennari’s Bionic Vision System” has been around for almost a decade now. It works by crossing damaged nerve fibers to allow signals to be transmitted from the retina to the brain’s vision.
The process is straightforward. The user will wear a well-designed helmet with a camera and a built-in air emitter.
Arthur Lowery, professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering at Monash University, said in a statement: “Our design creates optical values through a combination of up to 172 phosphenes that provide information for each browser inside and outside around, and recognize the presence of people and their environment. “
The world’s first bionic eye for complete vision restoration
The researchers want to improve their practice to help people with non-medical neurological conditions such as paralysis, quadriplegia, to help improve their quality of life, “If successful, an MVG [Monash Vision Group] will seek to create a new business center focused on providing vision and blindness without treatment and movement of people with paralyzed quadriplegia, affecting their health care,” say the researchers.
Researchers have found positive results in sheep with low impact where it is safely inserted into their brains using pneumatic injection with a total of 2.00 hours of magic. They are now preparing to take it to the next level for the first human hospital trial, which is expected to take place in Melbourne.