Book Chapter

The bionic eye: A review of multielectrode arrays

K Fox, O Burns, DJ Garrett, MN Shivdasani, H Meffin

Handbook of Bioelectronics: Directly Interfacing Electronics and Biological Systems | Published : 2015

Abstract

The notion of creating artificial vision using visual prostheses has been well represented though science fiction literature and films. When we think of retinal prostheses, we immediately think of fictional characters like The Terminator scanning across a bar to assess patrons for appropriately fitting clothing, or Star Trek’s Geordi La Forge with his VISOR, a visual instrument and sensory organ replacement placed across his eyes and attached into his temples to provide him with vision. Such devices are no longer farfetched. In the past 20 years, significant research has been undertaken across the globe in the race for a “Bionic Eye”. Advances in Bionic Eye research have come from improvemen..

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