Scientists are a step closer to restoring sight in the blind by implanting electrodes that bypass the eyes and connect to the brain’s visual cortex. Photo: Shutterstock
Scientists are a step closer to restoring sight in the blind by implanting electrodes that bypass the eyes and connect to the brain’s visual cortex. Photo: Shutterstock
Wellness

Blind could see again if brain implants in monkeys that use electrodes to bypass the eyes can be adapted for humans

  • The idea of electrically stimulating the brain so it ‘sees’ is not new, but had been held back by the lack of suitable technology. Scientists have overcome this
  • Human users of the technology might wear a camera, glasses or visor that sends patterns to the brain’s visual cortex; a wireless solution is the ultimate goal

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Scientists are a step closer to restoring sight in the blind by implanting electrodes that bypass the eyes and connect to the brain’s visual cortex. Photo: Shutterstock
Scientists are a step closer to restoring sight in the blind by implanting electrodes that bypass the eyes and connect to the brain’s visual cortex. Photo: Shutterstock
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