Thursday, April 07, 2005

bionic eye lets blind see

technology is amazing. for the bionic eye, you wear glasses with small video cameras in them (yeah, very sci-fi). these video cameras are connected remotely to a chip that has been implanted in the back of your eye, which interprets the info and shoots it back through your nerves. they are going to test it on human subjects within the year, and it will work as a treatment for the most common form of blindness. the images will be very blurry, but should allow someone to navigate a building, avoid obstacles, and recognize faces.

this article is so true it's from the bbc

idea via beverly tang's reblog

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