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Arria Owlia – apo223 EE 302 – Preston 16210 Bionic Eye Retinitis Pigmentosa is a disease known throughout the blind population of the world. It constantly degrades the vision of the subject until he or she becomes blind. As of now, there are a few projects in the making to enable damaged or totally inoperable eyes to regain some type of vision. Dr. Mark Humayun and Dr. Eugene de Juan are working on a project at the Doheny Research Institute involving an electrode grid. Another team, Dr. Joseph Rizzo and John Wyatt, is researching the interactions between prosthetic eyes and the brain. A third team, composed of Dr. Alan Chow and his brother Vincent, is intent on introducing microphotodiodes into the eye and letting it operate with the existing functional cells. Each team has established some foundation on the subject of creating a “Bionic Eye.” Humayun and de Juan’s project involved implanting an “artificial retina, a flexible, wafer-thin square grid of sixteen electrodes” into a subject’s eye. Wires then ran
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This note was uploaded on 05/01/2008 for the course EE 302 taught by Professor Mccann during the Fall '06 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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