Journal article

Eighty-Five Percent of Improved Optical Power Delivery to Epiretinal Prostheses Using Rigid Body Compensation Algorithm

Nathaniel Mailhot, Ross Cheriton, Kaustubh Vyas, John Cook, Steven Prawer, Karin Hinzer, Davide Spinello

JOURNAL OF BIOMECHANICAL ENGINEERING-TRANSACTIONS OF THE ASME | ASME | Published : 2021

Abstract

Vision impairment caused by degenerative retinal pathologies such as age-related macular degeneration can be treated using retinal implants. Such devices receive power and data using cables passing through a permanent surgical incision in the eye wall (sclera), which increases the risk to patients and surgical costs. A recently developed retinal implant design eliminates the necessity of the implant cable using a photonic power converter (PPC), which receives optical power and data through the pupil and is directed by an ellipsoidal reflector and micro-electromechanical mirror. We present a misalignment compensation algorithm model that accounts for rigid-body motions of the reflector relati..

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Funding Acknowledgements

NSERC (Grant Nos. EGP506146-2016 and RGPIN/057832014; Funder ID: 10.13039/501100000038).OCE (Grant No. 31074; Funder ID: 10.13039/100009011).