HOME  |  NEWS  |  BLOGS  |  MESSAGES  |  FEATURES  |  VIDEOS  |  WEBINARS  |  INDUSTRIES  |  FOCUS ON FUNDAMENTALS
  |  REGISTER  |  LOGIN  |  HELP
Blogs
Blog

Artificial Retina Is Solar Powered

NO RATINGS
View Comments: Newest First|Oldest First|Threaded View
<<  <  Page 4/4
TJ McDermott
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Innovations in the medical field
TJ McDermott   9/27/2013 1:21:29 AM
NO RATINGS
Wow.  Just, WOW!

I hesitate to ask (because I'll just make myself queasy), but curiosity is always going to win out.

It sounds like this artificial retina gets implanted inside the eye, back against the existing retina?  Or is it part of an entire artificial eye?

We can look beyond the horizon (if you'll permit a turn of phrase) to what might be added to this technology in the future.  Laser range finder (the idea of lasers shooting out of one's eyes is too good to pass up)?  Autozooming?  Image capturing?

 

Elizabeth M
User Rank
Blogger
Innovations in the medical field
Elizabeth M   9/26/2013 6:18:44 AM
NO RATINGS
Some of the most interesting technological innovations are happening in the field of medical, and involve the use of nanotechnology. This artificial retina is a prime example. The ability to restore full sight to someone who has lost it is quite an incredible proposition, and to use a renewable energy source to power the device shows real forward thinking as well. So not only does this invention have the potential to do good for a patient, but it also is environmentally friendly.

<<  <  Page 4/4
Partner Zone
More Blogs
On Memorial Day, Americans remember the sacrifices the US armed forces have made, and continue to make, in service to the country. All of us should also consider the developments in technological capabilities and equipment over the years that contribute to the success of our military operations.
Imagine if you could train it from San Francisco to New York faster than flying?
Advanced visualization can depict an entire plant in motion, while also detailing an individual workstation. Individual products can be rendered different for each discipline involved — marketing, engineering, or suppliers.
The custom vehicle designs in Mad Max: Fury Road are probably just as amazing as the film's off-the-wall action sequences.
A test conducted by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in April 2014 showed that the current practices for transporting lithium batteries on airplanes are not as safe as they could be.
Design News Webinar Series
5/21/2015 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
5/7/2015 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
3/31/2015 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
6/11/2015 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
Quick Poll
The Continuing Education Center offers engineers an entirely new way to get the education they need to formulate next-generation solutions.
Jun 8 - 12, Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Filters
SEMESTERS: 1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6 |  7


Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.
Next Course June 2nd-4th:
Sponsored by Proto Labs
Learn More   |   Login   |   Archived Classes
Twitter Feed
Design News Twitter Feed
Like Us on Facebook

Sponsored Content

Technology Marketplace

Copyright © 2015 UBM Canon, A UBM company, All rights reserved. Privacy Policy | Terms of Service