I am the parent of a daughter with a Bionic Ear...I know how important and dynamic technology is changing peoples lives.
I am blind in my right eye...technology like this would be quite helpful, thank you very much.
Science fiction is no longer fiction. What a blessing this will be when it is fully developed. And the possibilities for extended vision, into the invisible and even the radio frequencies, are actually possible now.
posted on 05/08/2003 6:07:10 PM PDT
They've been experimenting with much higher resolution versions of this same device. The primary limiting factor is building the artificial retinas in a small enough form-factor that it is practical. As miniaturization improves and the ability to tie electronics directly into the brain improve, these will become more and more capable. On of the interesting things is that most of these artificial retinas are sensitive further into the infrared than a natural human eye.
posted on 05/08/2003 6:09:07 PM PDT
posted on 05/08/2003 6:09:30 PM PDT
by Bob J
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Can't come soon enough.....
This will be great when they get it developed.
I have worked with some blind folks. They were cheerful and happy for the most part, but the limitations on their lives were damnably unfair.
posted on 05/08/2003 6:45:36 PM PDT
(MOAB, the greatest advance in Foreign Relations since the cat-o'-nine-tails!)
Let's take up a collection and buy one for Hans Blix.
I am also a parent of a child with a cochlear implant. She now hears at 25db wearing her implant and is learning to speak. When not wearing her implant - swimming, bathing, or sleeping, she hears virtually nothing. Her implant, a Nucleus Cochlear 24 channel, is the most amazing tool and her progress has been remarkable. My hope is that one day there will be actual cures for people who can not hear or see.
posted on 05/08/2003 11:03:51 PM PDT
There was this guy driving a mustang thanks to his bionic eye in Wired magazine. This article is about a lesser technology
I`ll never understand how these govmnt agencies get these names, how they make these correlations..Call me bad in history but Food and drug? What is the relationship between food and drugs? "Bobby, finish your vegetables and take your heroin." or "Alcohol tobacco and firearms" Let`s stop those rednecks who drink moonshine, spit and shoot. Come again? I mean why don`t they just go the whole route and start an agency called "cell phones, dynamite and socks" or "Air Jordan sneakers, freon and kittens"
posted on 05/11/2003 8:32:58 PM PDT
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