Implanted Electrodes, Video Camera Allows Blind Person To Spot Some Objects

AFP Share to FacebookShare to Twitter (4/19) reports that Elias Konstantopoulos of Maryland started losing his sight at age 43. Konstantopoulos, 73, lost his eye sight five years ago. In 2009, he took part in trial of a technology that a researcher thought might help him regain some visual perception. “An electrode array was surgically implanted in his eye, and he was given a pair of glasses equipped with a” small video camera. “Konstantopolous says he can distinguish light-colored objects against dark backgrounds, perceive an automobile passing and orient himself in a room where there is a window or door letting sunlight in from outside.”

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