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Biomedical Optics & Medical Imaging

Possibilities of new world of optogenetics illustrated in film

The Guardian
2 May 2011

The video "Song of the Machine" explores the world of enhanced vision made possible by retinal prosthetics and augmented reality.

This film is a part of an ongoing collaboration between Superflux and neuroscientist Patrick Degenaar, whose pioneering work in optogenetic retinal prostheses aims to bring back sight to the blind. Degenaar, a researcher in the Institute of Biomedical Engineering at Imprerial College London (UK), has presented several papers at the SPIE Biomedical Optics Symposium -- including this related paper: Seeing the light: a photonic visual prosthesis for the blind.

Song of the Machine from Superflux on Vimeo.

For more information,visit Science Gallery, Dublin, where the film is exhibited at its flagship exhibition 'Human+': sciencegallery.com/?humanplus/?song-machine

The Guardian: See the world in a new light (article and video) 
Related video from SPIE Newsroom: Ed Boyden on optogenetics -- selective brain stimulation with light