DEVELOPMENT OF A HIGH ACUITY, DIAMOND RETINAL PROSTHESIS
Grant number: 1118223 | Funding period: 2017 - 2020
Over recent years our team has developed a retinal implant to restore sight to people with certain types of blindness. With 256 independently controllable electrodes this device is among the most sophisticated in the world. We aim to conduct experiments to demonstrate that our device can provide improved better visual acuity than the world leaders with a view to developing a competitive commercial medical technology.
Related publications (27)
Improved wetting of gold active braze alloy on diamond for use in medical implants
K Edalati, M Stamp, K Ganesan, A Stacey, G Martin-Hardy, R Fontaine, S Prawer, DJ Garrett
Medical implants containing active electronics must have a leak-proof encapsulation to be certified as safe for human use. Implant..
Minimizing axon bundle activation of retinal ganglion cells with oriented rectangular electrodes.
Wei Tong, Maryam Hejazi, David J Garrett, Timothy Esler, Steven Prawer, Hamish Meffin, Michael Ibbotson
OBJECTIVE: Retinal prostheses aim to restore vision in patients with retinal degenerative diseases, such as age-related macular de..
Improved visual acuity using a retinal implant and an optimized stimulation strategy
Wei Tong, Melanie Stamp, Nicholas Apollo, Kumaravelu Ganesan, Hamish Meffin, Steven Prawer, David J Garrett, Michael R Ibbotson
Objective. Retinal prosthetic devices hold great promise for the treatment of retinal degenerative diseases such as retinitis pigm..
Diamond Devices for High Acuity Prosthetic Vision
Arman Ahnood, Hamish Meffin, David J Garrett, Kate Fox, Kumaravelu Ganesan, Alastair Stacey, Nicholas V Apollo, Yan T Wong, Samantha G Lichter, William Kentler, Omid Kavehei, Ursula Greferath, Kirstan A Vessey, Michael R Ibbotson, Erica L Fletcher, Anthony N Burkitt, Steven Prawer
Brazing techniques for the fabrication of biocompatible carbon-based electronic devices
Nicholas V Apollo, Desmond Lau, Arman Ahnood, Alastair Stacey, Kumaravelu Ganesan, Samantha G Lichter, Kate Fox, Javad Foroughi, Hamish Meffin, Gordon G Wallace, Ray Baughman, Steven Prawer, David J Garrett
Development of a Magnetic Attachment Method for Bionic Eye Applications
Kate Fox, Hamish Meffin, Owen Burns, Carla J Abbott, Penelope J Allen, Nicholas L Opie, Ceara McGowan, Jonathan Yeoh, Arman Ahnood, Chi D Luu, Rosemary Cicione, Alexia L Saunders, Michelle McPhedran, Lisa Cardamone, Joel Villalobos, David J Garrett, David AX Nayagam, Nicholas V Apollo, Kumaravelu Ganesan, Mohit N Shivdasani
Hermetic diamond capsules for biomedical implants enabled by gold active braze alloys
Samantha G Lichter, Mathilde C Escudie, Alastair D Stacey, Kumaravelu Ganesan, Kate Fox, Arman Ahnood, Nicholas V Apollo, Dunstan C Kua, Aaron Z Lee, Ceara McGowan, Alexia L Saunders, Owen Burns, David AX Nayagam, Richard A Williams, David J Garrett, Hamish Meffin, Steven Prawer
Fabrication of planarised conductively patterned diamond for bio-applications
Wei Tong, Kate Fox, Kumaravelu Ganesan, Ann M Turnley, Olga Shimoni, Phong A Tran, Alexander Lohrmann, Thomas McFarlane, Arman Ahnood, David J Garrett, Hamish Meffin, Neil M O'Brien-Simpson, Eric C Reynolds, Steven Prawer