The Bionic Eye

At the dawn of the 21st century many thousands of people worldwide have cause for hope Science has already started to provide the first advanced prosthetic devices to replace those that were lost in tragic accidents or were defective or missing since birth. Today we explore one such organ –The Bionic eye.

This is an incredible clip from the discovery Channel’s documentary – The Human Body: Pushing the Limits documenting the development of a bionic eye. A blind woman has been implanted with devices inside the visual cortex. Electrodes transmit information from a video camera directly to her brain allowing her to see images.

Yet, we still have a long way to go before science and technology can match the awesome handiwork of evolution and perfect or surpass the ones that most of us are fortunate to possess.

You can find this and many other fascinating news stories at 2100 Science.Com

Bionic Eye interfaced with the Visual Cortex of the Brain


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