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[Popular Science] World's First Bionic Eye Receives FDA Approval

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This morning, I was speaking with Brian Mech, the vice-president of the medical device company Second Sight, when his land-line rang. Mech had just been telling me about the fifteen years his company has spent developing the Argus II, a retinal prosthesis that restores partial sight to people with a degenerative eye disease called Retinitis pigmentosa (RP). It had been a long process, Mech said, but he can count on one hand the number of days he hasn't woken up excited about the work ahead. And they were nearing the end--Europe approved the Argus II in 2011, and the FDA was expected to give the green light some time soon.
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post #2 of 23
Brutal O_O

So essentially, there's a 8x5 (presumably) array of electrodes inside the implant that allow the viewer to sense very rudimentary figures?

It's absolutely fantastic eek.gif
   
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Way cool! My dream of someday being an Inquisitor is becoming closer to fruition.... biggrin.gif

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Alright; Deus Ex / Cyberpunk 2077 here we come.
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Awesome
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I can finally blind myself without worry of a replacement!
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Ghost in the Shell biggrin.gif Yay.... Now I can finally Hack peoples eye site thumb.gif
    
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They're going to try to sell you neuropozyne! DONT LET THEM!
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Originally Posted by jetplane48 View Post

I can finally blind myself without worry of a replacement!

Promise you once you see the price tag you will still not want to blind yourself.......dont get too ahead of yourself now, that was like the only prototype which is still in deep research. Who knows how many years it will be for this to be released to the public and how many more years for it to be affordable for "Normal" people.
    
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So we can finally look more like Geordi La' Forge now? biggrin.gif

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