We’ve had our eye — so to speak — on Bionic Vision Australia (BVA) for sometime, and with the invention of a new implantable microchip it’s coming ever closer to getting the bionic eye working on real-deal humans. The tiny chip measures five square millimeters and packs 98 electrodes that stimulate retinal cells to restore vision. Preliminary tests are already underway, and clinicians are in the process of screening human guinea pigs for sampling the implants — the first full system is still on track for a 2013 debut. In the interest of future success: here’s mud in your eye, BVA! Full PR after the break.
Bionic eye closer to human trials with invention of implantable microchip originally appeared on Engadget on Mon, 04 Apr 2011 11:16:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.