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A prosthetic eye to treat blindness: Sheila Nirenberg on TED.com

Posted by: Ben Lillie

At TEDMED, Sheila Nirenberg shows a bold way to create sight in people with certain kinds of blindness: by hooking into the optic nerve and sending signals from a camera direct to the brain. (Recorded at TEDMED 2011, October 2011, in San Diego, California. Duration: 16:00)

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  • Reza Roboubi commented on Jan 8 2012

    Unconvincing. How do they know that the animal implant produces that sharp beautiful baby face??? They apparently measured the signal and concluded “it looks good!”

    If it works, then get a VIDEO of the animal recognizing a sign leading to food(and differentiating from a very similar sign that leads to bad tasting junk.)