An implant attached to the retinas of people blinded by Retinitis Pigmentosa is allowing them to see, in many cases, for the first time in years. The implant, approved for use in the United States on Thursday (February 14), is part of a technology called Argus II which creates visual signals with stimulii sent directly from the implant to the brain.
Reuters (Nov. 12, 2013) A team of eye-car professionals has developed technology that turns an Android smartphone into a portable, low-cost eye examination kit for use in remote areas of the developing world. Its designers ... watch video
TheStreet (June 10, 2014) Ford and Heinz are teaming up to find a new use for tomatoes: car parts. Together, the automaker and food processing company plan to fund research to explore the use of tomato fiber as a sustainable ... watch video
AP (Oct. 9, 2014) A year after being fitted with a bionic eye, Jeroen Perk has taken up archery, something that was unthinkable before his surgery. The Dutch Customs & Excise worker lost his sight completely due to ... watch video
Newsy (Feb. 25, 2015) Scientists in Austria have been able to fit patients who've lost the use of a hand with bionic prostheses the patients control with their minds.
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AP (Oct. 11, 2013) A robot dubbed 'The Incredible Bionic Man' is making its American debut. Built in the U.K., the 6'5 cyborg uses artificial body parts designed by scientists from around the world. AP was there for ... watch video
May 21, 2015 Scientists for the first time have precisely measured a protein's natural "knee-jerk" reaction to the breaking of a chemical bond -- a quaking motion that propagated through ... read more
May 21, 2015 A new chemical technology uses cancer cells' own protein-degrading machinery to destroy, rather than merely inhibit, cancer proteins. Researchers developed the strategy as a ... read more
May 21, 2015 Extremely small batteries built inside nanopores show that properly scaled structures can use the full theoretical capacity of the charge storage material. The batteries are ... read more
May 21, 2015 Where do electronics go when they die? Most devices are laid to eternal rest in landfills. But what if they just dissolved away, or broke down to their molecular components ... read more
Nov. 16, 2013 Research shows promising data about a device that helps people who have lost their vision due to a blinding genetic disease to recognize common objects. In the study, the researchers found when the ... read more
Nov. 22, 2012 For the very first time researchers have streamed braille patterns directly into a blind patient's retina, allowing him to read four-letter words accurately and quickly with an ocular ... read more
Aug. 31, 2012 In a major development, researchers in Australia have successfully performed the first implantation of an early prototype bionic eye with 24 electrodes. A patient with profound vision loss due to ... read more
Nov. 3, 2010 Researchers in Germany have developed a retinal implant that has allowed three blind people to see shapes and objects within days of the implant being installed. One blind person was even able to ... read more