Published: May 24, 2020 | 2 min read, 404 words
Scientists from the US and Hong Kong have developed a synthetic eye that functions a lot like the real thing. With sensors that mimic the photoreceptors found in a human eye, the new “bionic” prototype could one day be used to restore vision in individuals that have lost their sight. Referred to as a “biomimetic eye” by the research team, the device is a marriage of modern technology and nature’s own designs. It consists of a hemispherical artificial retina and an array of sensors that capture and relay a live image. Getting it to interface with a human brain is, well, pretty complicated. ... READ MORE
May 24, 2020
I think that these brief hits of science reporting are quite neat. In a brief amount of space the Author succeeds in conveying a fairly good deal of information. And all without getting too deeply in to the terminological weeds. Firstly, the included photograph, for lack of a more refined term, is pretty cool. As is the study and matter being discussed. The full study isn't available, readily, but reading the Abstract and the other linked to article is well worth it. A fascinating area of medical science which should pique the interest of even those not readily inclined toward such. Four stars!
June 5, 2020
A very interesting, brief summary of a new technology that could allow blind humans to see again, along with other applications. Very thoughtfully reported on and well-sourced.