Posts Tagged 'prosthetics'

Prosthetic Retina Are Experimentally Able to Restore Sight in Mice

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Neuroscientists have been able to create a prosthetic retina that was able to partially restore the sight to blind mice. The device could be eventually adapted to do the same in human patients. Twenty million people worldwide have become blind due to the degeneration of their retinas, which from the back of the eye converts light into a neural signal.

Read more @ SciTechDaily

BrainPort Allows The Blind to See With Their Tongues

It looks like the BrainPort vision technology has now been tested on humans. It will now allow the visually-impaired to “see” things using their tongues!

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Read more @ Technabob

First Step In Becoming A Cyborg: Bionic Feet!

The one concept of Cyberpunk that I’ve always enjoyed is bionic limbs. In that near future universe, people could have cybernetic limbs. For years, this concept was relegated to science-fiction. However, there has been progress to make these sort of replacement limbs a reality.

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Read more @ Technabob


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