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Gennaris bionic eye receives ethics approval

06-Jun-2018

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Gennaris Bionic Vision System receives ethics approval for human trials.

Bionic eye user wears a miniature camera on custom designed headgear.

Images processed and sent wirelessly to surgically implanted chip.

"So it bypasses the eyes altogether," explained Prof Rosenfeld.

Brain will have to slowly adapt to the artificial vision.

Patient recruitment will begin in the next two months.

Vision Group recently was able to create enough devices to start human trials

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