April 6, 2016

...AND CHEAPER...:

This Bionic Eye Could Cure Blindness (Sam Grobart & Alan Jeffries, April 5, 2016, Bloomberg)

[N]euroscientist Sheila Nirenberg] has developed a visor-mounted camera that collects visual information from the world and sends it -- in code the brain understands -- to genes injected into the eye. Those genes signal the brain when they're exposed to light. Send the right impulses at the right time, and the brain processes the data as an image.

More than eight million Americans suffer from blindness. If Nirenberg's research bears fruit in the coming years, we may see that number start to move slowly toward zero.

Posted by at April 6, 2016 1:21 PM

  

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