Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Real-life bionic vision: St. Louis neurosurgeon Eric Miller has restored partial vision in a blind patient by letting her see without her eyes.
A camera on the tip of Robertson's glasses sends signals to a computer that's strapped around her waist. The computer then stimulates electrodes in the brain through a cord that attaches to the head. Patients see flashes of light and outlines of objects.
Because the procedures is not approved in the US, the surgery was performed in Portugal. Article includes a link to a video. (Via /.)