Bionic Eye Gives Sight To The Blind

  • Bionic, Star Trek-style eyes are becoming closer to reality: a new chip implanted on the eye can give basic sight to blind people. As explained in the video below, the resolution for the eye is very grainy (not enough to distinguish color, objects, or people at all), but it is step in the right direction.

    “It’ll give me some imagery rather than just a black world,” said test patient Chris James. For now, the technology will be tested on 12 patients that suffer from retinitis pigmentosa, a genetic disorder that causes blindness. In the future, the chip could also be used to help patients with a blindness-causing disorder, macular degeneration, which is common in those older than 65.

    What do you think of the new technology?