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Biomedical Optics & Medical Imaging

Burst of technology helps blind to see

New York Times
28 September 2009

A project involving 38 patients in the United States, Mexico and Europe, is part of a burst of recent research aimed at one of science's most-sought-after holy grails: making the blind see.

The intensive three-year research project involves electrodes surgically implanted in a patient's eye, a camera on the bridge of her nose and a video processor strapped to her waist.

Scientists involved in the project, the artificial retina, say they have plans to develop the technology to allow people to read, write and recognize faces.

Full story from the New York Times.