This machine creates artificial vision for the blind

Interesting watching visual implants develop.

For hearing, we have cochlear implants and auditory brainstem implants … a little easier than trying to implant the auditory cortex…

Not sharing info about cochlear implants here, as I’m sure most are familiar.

Edit: Swapped out the ABI video for a better one.

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Wow, that is amazing!!! Far from perfect but imagine the impact that will have on people’s lives!!! If this becomes available to the public (and affordable with insurance, wishful thinking I know) this would be wonderful for my cousin who lost his sight in an auto accident years ago!
The technology is smilar to HAs/CIs in that it is optimised for people who could previously see and therefore their brains are able to comprehend the images they are seeing, but I am sure they are working on a device to help even people who have been blind since birth maybe. I wonder if the sight area of the brain deteriorates in a similar fashion to the hearing area if it goes un/underused for extended periods of time.