Thursday, November 04, 2010

New Implant allows Blind to See

I know, we have done this one to death, but in truth, most "blindness reversing technology" is still in the experimental stages and years away from implementation. That's what makes this new tech from developers in Germany so exciting. But as this Dvice article states a sub-retinal chip has
  • already given sight back to three individuals who have a previously incurable form of blindness.
The tech is not perfect and the implant only works on those who suffer from retinal dystrophy. But even so, patients who have received the implant were able to find objects placed on a table in front of them, walk independently around a room, read a clock and other abilities that they were previously incapable of doing.

read the complete Dvice article here

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