Bionic eyes to be tested next year (video)
Our quest to create the six million dollar man will be one step closer to complete when bionic eyes begin testing next year. That's exactly what Bionic Vision Australia plans to do — and has for a while, actually.
Using 98 separate electrodes, the implanted chip will help those with genetic eye conditions see large objects such as buildings and elephants (if you happen to live amongst elephants).
It will be a camera built into a pair of glasses and wired to an external processing device. That information is then sent to the aforementioned implant and finally it reaches the vision processing center of the brain.
The company doesn't plan to stop there: a "high-acuity device" that would help those same folks recognize smaller things like facial features. Presuming it works, it will join the other bionic implants.
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