Oct 2, 2020

World’s First Bionic Eye To Fully Restore Vision In Blind People Developed By Australian University


Scientists around the world have been doing experiments to find a solution for people suffering from blindness. Several bionic options have not yet been developed to support blind people on a broader scale. The Monash University team says that they have developed a device that will allow blind people to see again. According to them, this is the first bionic eye in the world. The bionic eye called ‘Gennaris Bionic Vision System’ has been under development for over a decade. It functions by bypassing weakened optic nerves to enable signals to be sent from the retina to the brain’s vision centre.

The customer will have to wear a personalised headgear with a webcam and a wireless transmitter attached. A series of 9 mm tiles are inserted in the brain that collects signals from the receiver.

In this device, there is a hope for people who have lost their vision and will be able to see or feel something with the bionic eye. Researchers have seen good outcomes in sheep with limited side effects when they have been successfully injected in their brains. They are already planning to move it to the next stage with their first-ever human clinical trial, which is scheduled to take place in Melbourne.

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