Scientists in Australia have invented a device for the blind to see, which will help restore their sight.
Scientists at Monash University have been working on it for the past ten years and have finally succeeded in their endeavor. In terms of its use in humans, it is called bionic eye.
Scientists have developed a wireless implant that will be placed on the surface of the brain. Called the Gener’s Bionic Vision System, the device will fit a headgear with a camera and wireless transmitter, while it will include a vision processor unit, software and a set of 9×9 mm tiles to be fitted to the brain. Will
The device was tested on a sheep for experiments, and scientists successfully discovered that it had no harmful effects on health.
Now that the scientists are working to provide funding for its manufacturing and distribution, scientists say it could soon be used for other ailments, including those with disabilities.
The chip was designed by Alan Musk, a leading Australian engineer, industrial designer and computer chip maker.
It was later tested on sheep, after which work is underway to transmit it to humans.