Navigation Links
FIU Researcher Advances Retinal Implant That Could Restore Sight For The Blind
Date:11/14/2013

MIAMI, Nov. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- People who went blind as a result of certain diseases or injuries may have renewed hope of seeing again thanks to a retinal implant developed with the help of Florida International University's W. Kinzy Jones, a professor in the College of Engineering and Computing.

A tiny video camera mounted on special glasses captures the scene in the patient's environment, and a pocket controller relays the captured video signal to the implant. Inspired by cochlear implants that can restore hearing to some deaf people, the retinal implant works by electrically stimulating nerve cells that normally carry visual input from the retina to the brain, and bypassing the lost retinal cells.

The Boston Retinal Implant Project, a highly-specialized, academically-based team of 30 researchers including Jones, was responsible for bringing the implant to light. The group is comprised of biologists and engineers from Harvard, Cornell, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and others who are developing new technologies for the blind.

"Jones' work was one the most important technological developments needed to make the device possible," said Douglas Shire, engineering manager for the Boston Retinal Implant Project. "As a result, users of the retinal implant will be able to adjust the implant according to their needs."

Jones has been working for years to advance the airtight sealed titanium housing and feed-through component that transfers the signals from the implanted microchip to the electrodes. His improvements in the density of that feed-through will greatly improve the quality of the image the person wearing the device will see.

The retinal implant was designed for people who lost vision due to injury to the eyes; progressive vision loss caused by eye disorders; or age-related macular degeneration, when the ce
'/>"/>

SOURCE Florida International University
Copyright©2012 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine technology :

1. PRA Staff Named Finalists in Clinical Researcher of the Year Competition
2. Kaiser Permanente Researchers Honored for Drug Therapy Study
3. Pharmaceutical Giants Back Researchers in Unique US Competition
4. A Young Researcher from Italy Wins this Years "Basel Declaration Award for Education in Animal Research"
5. Northwestern Medicine Researchers Investigate New Stent Technology to Treat Coronary Artery Disease
6. Tisch MS Researchers Announce Breakthrough in Disease Monitoring
7. BiOptix announces low cost Surface Plasmon Resonance Services for Colorado-based researchers
8. University Researchers Use Biozoom Scanner To Investigate Relationship Between Stress And Work
9. Sony Biotechnology Inc.s New Technology for Science Provides Researchers Results in Color
10. Researchers Funded By The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network Leverage $9.15 Million Investment By The Organization Into $91 Million In Subsequent Pancreatic Cancer Research Funding
11. Quantum Materials Corporation Supplies Tetrapod Quantum Dots to U.S. Government Researchers
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/4/2015)... , March 4, 2015 Perrigo Company plc (NYSE: ... President and CEO Joseph C. Papa will present ... on Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at the Loews Miami Beach ... can access the presentation webcast at http://perrigo.investorroom.com/events-webcasts . ... remedies in 1887, Perrigo Company plc, headquartered in ...
(Date:3/4/2015)...  ANI Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ANIP ) announced ... Conference at the Ritz-Carlton at Laguna Niguel, California ... Arthur S. Przybyl , President and CEO, will give ... of ANI,s website at www.anipharmaceuticals.com . Mr. Przybyl,s presentation ... and available through the link through June 7, 2015. ...
(Date:3/3/2015)... , March 3, 2015  Vermillion, Inc. (NASDAQ: ... disease, today announced management will present at the 27 th ... Ritz-Carlton in Dana Point, California from ... CEO of Vermillion, Valerie Palmieri , will be presenting ... be joined by Eric Schoen , the company,s Vice ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Perrigo Company To Present At The 2015 Barclays Global Healthcare Conference 2ANI Pharmaceuticals To Present At 27th Annual ROTH Conference 2Vermillion To Present at 27th Annual ROTH Conference on March 9 2
(Date:3/4/2015)... 2015 Today Visiopharm announces that Patrik ... joined the Visiopharm Board of Directors as ... when we are positioned to become the fastest growing ... diagnostics and research. , "Over the last ... and validation of ONCOtopix™ Dx, a complete quantitative digital ...
(Date:3/4/2015)... FL (PRWEB) March 04, 2015 Problem ... the time to join individuals and organizations across the ... the general public, health care professionals, policymakers, and others ... Florida Council on Compulsive Gambling (FCCG) and FCCG partner ... communities to screen patients for a gambling problem, to ...
(Date:3/4/2015)... (PRWEB) March 04, 2015 A new ... showing promise in terms of extending life. Studies ... that this new dieting routine can help extend life ... production clearly has long term benefits, many suffering from ... a quicker substitute is necessary. As an alternative to ...
(Date:3/4/2015)... 2015 Dietary supplement company MitoSynergy ... first biocompatible copper chelate, at Natural Products Expo West ... chance to gain insight into their wellness through a ... complex can support their individual nutritional needs, all while ... the core ingredient of the MitoSynergy product line, was ...
(Date:3/4/2015)... Jose, California (PRWEB) March 04, 2015 ... devices that are used to draw milk from the breast ... the purpose of storage and use for feeding the baby. ... due to medical complications, premature birth, or the mother being ... day because of work, among others. Breast pumps are also ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Visiopharm Appoints Patrik Dahlen as Chairman of the Board 2Health News:Visiopharm Appoints Patrik Dahlen as Chairman of the Board 3Health News:Problem Gambling - A Public Health Issue; March Is Problem Gambling Awareness Month 2Health News:Diet Doc Introduces New Alternative to the Feast and Famine Diet 2Health News:Diet Doc Introduces New Alternative to the Feast and Famine Diet 3Health News:MitoSynergy Invites Expo West Attendees to Sit Back, Relax and Take Time for Their Health 2Health News:Increase in the Number of Nursing Mothers in the Workplace Spurs the Breast Pumps Market, According to a New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc. 2Health News:Increase in the Number of Nursing Mothers in the Workplace Spurs the Breast Pumps Market, According to a New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc. 3
... Equals Two Servings of ... Fruit, ORLANDO, ... to eat and drink healthier, adding Sun Shower(TM) 100%,Nectarine Juices into a diet ... "The wellness benefits of Sun Shower(TM) Nectarine Juices are,tremendous," said Chris New, founder, ...
... Pa., Jan. 7 Parkway Clinical Laboratories, (http://www.parkwayclinical.com ... in Bensalem, Pa., has expanded its,management team by ... Ph.D., as vice president of Operations, Carolyn Bonner ... director of Sales., "We begin the New ...
... on Both Coasts, ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill., Jan. ... procedures differ and they do not,always match that ... by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). ... and Washington, D.C.,(including Baltimore, Md.) were surveyed on ...
... 7 MedPredict Market Research, a,global provider ... published "Thought Leader Insight & Analysis: Obesity,",designed ... and biotech,companies with a stake in the ... measures, obesity in the Western World is ...
... Offers Convenient SYMLIN Administration for Enhanced Glucose ... Control With ... Amylin Pharmaceuticals,Inc. (Nasdaq: AMLN ) announced today the ... devices for administering,SYMLIN(R) (pramlintide acetate) injection. These new pre-filled,pen-injector ...
... release is available in Spanish . , A ... Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Universitat Autnoma de ... is detected in large quantities only in lung cancers, particularly ... the cancer has not yet developed and lesions are precancerous. ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Start Your Day the Sun Shower(TM) Way 2Health News:Parkway Clinical Laboratories Expands Management Team to Support a National Growth Strategy Centered on Oral Fluid Drug Screening 2Health News:ASPS Survey Taps Top Markets for Regional Plastic Surgery Data 2Health News:ASPS Survey Taps Top Markets for Regional Plastic Surgery Data 3Health News:ASPS Survey Taps Top Markets for Regional Plastic Surgery Data 4Health News:Pipeline for New Obesity Therapies is Focus of New Report 2Health News:SYMLIN Pen-Injector Devices Now Available 2Health News:SYMLIN Pen-Injector Devices Now Available 3Health News:SYMLIN Pen-Injector Devices Now Available 4Health News:UAB research could improve the prognosis and treatment of lung cancer 2
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
Medicine Products: