Visual cortical prosthesis will bring sight to the blind

Orion Cortical Visual Prosthesis System

American scientists (Baylor College of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles and Second Sight Medical Products) have created a visual cortical prosthesis to help blind people see. And although this study is in its initial stages, blind patients already recognize points of light on the monitor. The device is called Orion and its principle of operation is quite simple: the visual information is fixed by the camera on the glasses and, bypassing the non-working optical nerves, is transmitted directly to the Orion device, which is implanted in the brain of the patient.

Source: BCM.

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