Researchers ready world-first vision restoration device for human clinical trials – TechCrunch

Researchers ready world-first vision restoration device for human clinical trials – TechCrunch

Over a decade’s worth of work by scientists working at Melbourne, Australia’s Monash University has produced a first-of-its-kind device that can restore vision to the blind, using a combination of smartphone-style electronics and brain-implanted micro electrodes. The system has already been shown to work in preclinical studies and non-human trials on sheep, and researchers are now preparing for a first human clinical trial to take place in Melbourne.
This new technology would be able to bypass the damaged optic nerves that are often responsible for what’s definite as technical… #Researchers #ready #worldfirst #vision #restoration #device #human #clinical #trials #TechCrunch