HOME  |  NEWS  |  BLOGS  |  MESSAGES  |  FEATURES  |  VIDEOS  |  WEBINARS  |  INDUSTRIES  |  FOCUS ON FUNDAMENTALS
  |  REGISTER  |  LOGIN  |  HELP
Comments
View Comments: Newest First|Oldest First|Threaded View
Page 1/3  >  >>
Nancy Golden
User Rank
Platinum
Sci Fi meets Reality
Nancy Golden   11/26/2013 7:07:17 PM
NO RATINGS
While the concept is somewhat different and requires a brain implant, it still amazes me how much scientific advancements are often first subjects of science fiction: La Forge VISOR

So exciting to see technology progress in this area!

Elizabeth M
User Rank
Blogger
Re: prosthetic eye to treat blindness
Elizabeth M   11/26/2013 4:34:21 AM
NO RATINGS
it is fascinating how quickly these technologies are moving, Habib. I also am really encouraged by the advancements in curing blindness. Lasik surgery itself seemed like a massive innovaiton but to cure total blindness would be something else entirely!

Habib Tariq
User Rank
Iron
prosthetic eye to treat blindness
Habib Tariq   11/26/2013 2:31:33 AM
NO RATINGS
I remember watching a TED talk sometime back where they were working on the development of a prosthetic eye.
When a human eye sees an image, the retina (photoreceptor cells) converts the image into a code in the form of electrical pulses and the brain reads this code and is able to draw the image. Usually in blindness the front end receptor cells lose their function while the optic nerve is still capable of transferring the electrical signals to the brain. So they tried mimicking the function of the retina. They were able to generate the correct electrical pulses from the image but the task that remained was to successfully transferring these signals to the optic nerve.
The rapid advancement that is taking place in the medical field, in my opinion, it won't take long before we are successfully able to overcome the problem of blindness.

Pubudu
User Rank
Platinum
Re: Bringing eyesight to the blind
Pubudu   11/25/2013 12:43:37 PM
NO RATINGS
Thanks for the link Elizabeth, I have missed it ...

Rob Spiegel
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Bringing eyesight to the blind
Rob Spiegel   11/25/2013 10:19:36 AM
NO RATINGS
Good point, Pubudu. We're seeing a ton of advances in help for those with disabilities as well as help in the medical field. We're seeing an explosion in new technology in these areas.

Elizabeth M
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Bringing eyesight to the blind
Elizabeth M   11/25/2013 9:39:24 AM
NO RATINGS
I forgot to include this link in my previous comment--it's an article I wrote about one of the new artificial retinas that are helping people regain sight: http://www.designnews.com/author.asp?section_id=1386&doc_id=268160

Elizabeth M
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Bringing eyesight to the blind
Elizabeth M   11/25/2013 9:29:13 AM
NO RATINGS
I agree, Rob, this is great. I've done some articles on new artificial retina technology that is equally impressive. Technology advancements to cure human limitations or diseases are seriously impressive at the moment. They will one day make a lot of incurable things that plague people now not such a big deal in the future.

Pubudu
User Rank
Platinum
Re: Procurement
Pubudu   11/23/2013 2:12:56 AM
NO RATINGS
118 blind employees?...................  I did not get you

Pubudu
User Rank
Platinum
Re: Bringing eyesight to the blind
Pubudu   11/23/2013 2:10:24 AM
NO RATINGS
Wow mrdon the name of the book itself interesting, Why don't you share some information on design news.  

Pubudu
User Rank
Platinum
Re: Bringing eyesight to the blind
Pubudu   11/23/2013 2:05:31 AM
NO RATINGS
Many thanks for the article Cabe, This is where the designers and engineers should pay attention on, Helping human lives rather than attacking them. 

Page 1/3  >  >>


Partner Zone
Latest Analysis
Ever wanted your own giant robot? Three engineers did, and now they want to make 15-ft, fighting MegaBots a household name.
Here are 10 examples of the wide range of new technology on display at Pack Expo in Chicago earlier this month.
For decades, engineers have worked to combat erosion by developing high-strength alloys, composites, and surface coatings. However, in a new paper, a team at Jilin University in China turned to one of the most deadly animals in the world for inspiration -- the yellow fat-backed scorpion.
Freescale Semiconductor has rolled out a development system that aims to help automotive engineers create Ethernet-based multimedia hubs inside the vehicle.
Green energy is being billed as a way to make communities that are energy deprived more self-sustaining. So it makes sense to use natural materials to create devices that harvest this type of energy. That’s the idea behind a hybrid wind/solar energy harvester made of bamboo that’s been developed by UVM researchers.
More:Blogs|News
Design News Webinar Series
11/19/2014 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
11/6/2014 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
10/7/2014 8:00 a.m. California / 11:00 a.m. New York
12/11/2014 8:00 a.m. California / 11:00 a.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.
Nov 17 - 21, Analog Design for the Digital World
SEMESTERS: 1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6


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.
Last Archived Class
Sponsored by Littelfuse
Learn More   |   Login   |   Archived Classes
Twitter Feed
Design News Twitter Feed
Like Us on Facebook

Sponsored Content

Technology Marketplace

Copyright © 2014 UBM Canon, A UBM company, All rights reserved. Privacy Policy | Terms of Service