This is What Blind People See With New Artificial Eyes

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New technology has the potential to change lives of people who are blind. A bionic eye or in simpler terms, an artificial eye is a retinal system designed to restore vision of blind people. The system consisits of an external camera, a battery and an electrode array that is surgically implanted at back of eye. So after the surgery, what will the person see? The lead researcher of Bionic Vision Australia, Dr. Nigel Lovell, has released a GIF of himself showing how person using the artifical eye will see himself.
Bionic eye


The image below shows how the system looks like. In the glasses, there is a small camera which takes the images and sends them to the image processor which can be seen on the side of the glasses.


Britain Artificial Retina

Here is a diagram of how the overall system works.


The current version has only 96 simulating electrodes while researchers are working at bionic eye that contains 1024 electrodes stimulating electrodes. The 1024 electrode system will give a much higher image resolution. We wish researchers at Bionic Vision Australia good luck.



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  1. You definitely have myattn im scared to death of losing my sight which I I only have one eye and the others going fast I’ve planned to kill myself rather then burden my fam8ly but I can’t even get a glass eye I scare kids and women don’t talk toe so depressed I don’t even know why I haven’t just disappeard

  2. Artificial Eye for Blinds ( This is our own product ) we want agent for all over world

    This proposal introduces a new approach for Blind navigator system at a working area. The main challenges of this project are face detection with face recognition, voice recognition, obstacle detection, track the destination and find the shortest path.

    User can give voice commands via microphone and User get instructions via speaker. Our face detection and face recognition system is used to find the person who is travelling our path and play his/her name via speaker.

    Next one is used for find the obstacles in the path to avoid accidents. And GPS system is used to get the destination which is the user provide via microphone. And with the help of GPS system and digital compass, our system finds the shortest path and direction. Then our system gives instructions via speaker to the user in the travelling time

    1. I believe $144,000 US per eyes, only 7 make already. if your insurance willing to pay that. like some people in canada and USA already have one install. don’t know what kind of strength they have