It appears you have not yet registered with our community. To register please click here...

 
Go Back [M] > Madshrimps > WebNews
Microchip Implant Restores Partial Sight Microchip Implant Restores Partial Sight
FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Microchip Implant Restores Partial Sight
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 3rd November 2010, 20:45   #1
Madshrimp
 
jmke's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: 7090/Belgium
Posts: 79,001
jmke has disabled reputation
Default Microchip Implant Restores Partial Sight

For the first time, scientists have restored the ability of previously blind patients to recognize letters, fruit and other items using light-sensitive microchips implanted in the inner surface of the eye. One patient was able to read the hands of a clock, discern seven shades of gray, find and identify tableware and combine the letters of the alphabet to form words.


The microchip is only approximately 3 millimeters by 3 millimeters in size, but is loaded with 1,500 light detectors that send a grid of electrical impulses through a patient's nerves to generate a 1,500-pixel image. The device is implanted under the retina, the inner lining of the eye unlike other implants that sit outside the retina and require users to wear an external camera. Since the chip requires a sharp image, the patients wear reading glasses.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/livescience/...espartialsight
__________________
jmke is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
AMD Comfortable with Current GPU Pricing, No Cuts in Sight jmke WebNews 0 25th March 2010 13:35
Chips are here, but wireless HDMI still out of sight jmke WebNews 0 26th June 2007 14:08
No cure in sight for unpredictable hard drive loss jmke WebNews 0 26th February 2007 10:54
ASUS A8N32-SLI Deluxe: Love at Second Sight jmke WebNews 0 2nd March 2006 21:56
Gates: End to passwords in sight Sidney WebNews 0 15th February 2006 03:12
IE flaw opens door to infection on sight Sidney WebNews 0 10th August 2005 03:04
Obsolete Is A Dirty Word (Intel Pentium 64 Bit Microchip) Sidney WebNews 5 3rd April 2005 11:00
a sight for sore eyes! adapting the coolermaster atcs410 for overkill gpu cooling :) The Senile Doctor Hardware Overclocking and Case Modding 56 17th March 2004 21:46

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 07:06.


Powered by vBulletin® - Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO