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
Oct. 24, 2016 For many people, nanotechnology belongs in the realm of science fiction. Researchers have solved the mystery of the blue sheen on the leaves of some begonias and have found ... read more
Oct. 20, 2016 Scientists are smashing metallic micro-cubes to make them ultrastrong and tough by rearranging their nanostructures upon impact. The team reports that firing a tiny, nearly ... read more
Oct. 24, 2016 A squeeze in the arm, a pat on the shoulder, or a slap in the face – touch is an important part of the social interaction between people. Social touch, however, is a relatively unknown field when ... read more
Oct. 20, 2016 Every year, more than 350 million people in over 120 countries contact dengue fever, which can cause symptoms ranging from achy muscles and a skin rash to life-threatening ... read more
Oct. 20, 2016 Flooring can be made from any number of sustainable materials, making it, generally, an eco-friendly feature in homes and businesses alike. Now, flooring could be even more ... read more
Dec. 16, 2015 Retinal implants that deliver longer impulses may markedly improve image sharpness for blind individuals, report investigators. Retinal implants (artificial retinas) give people with RP the ability ... read more
June 23, 2015 The three-year clinical trial results of the retinal implant popularly known as the 'bionic eye,' have proven the long-term efficacy, safety and reliability of the device that restores ... 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