Successful implantation of the world's first artificial vision system inside the brain
American researchers have succeeded in implanting the first artificial vision system In the world inside the human brain, for the first time, there is a promise of partially sighted re-vision.
Researchers have implanted a visual compensation system Inside the cerebral cortex, an experimental implant that bypasses the retina and optic nerves to connect directly to the brain’s visual cortex. , led by Philip Troick, of the Pritzker Center for Biomedical Sciences and Engineering at Illinois Institute of Technology.
The success of the trial is the result of ongoing research efforts. About
years old. The system is based on an optical implant that permanently uses miniature wireless stimuli to explore the potential for patients to benefit from artificial vision.
, which provides researchers Plenty of time to learn how to make the device work, and give patients a chance to try it.
The Illinois Institute of Technology team worked with the center’s neurosurgeons. The medical staff at Rush University, during the pre-clinical phase to develop and improve the surgical procedure. A stimulus containing 400 an electrode inside a blind person.
( The clinical phase aimed to test the system’s ability to improve the study participants’ abilities to navigate and perform basic visually oriented tasks, during a recovery period from one month to 45 days.)
The researchers hope that the new system will make a significant difference, and help pave the way for further ground-breaking advances in vision-restoration research.
Since many blind people do not have a retina or healthy optic nerves, but they all have intact visual cortex, the new technology represents the only tool capable of helping them.
It serves as a bridge between the eye and the brain, which will then be able to process nerve signals from the eye.
There have been many attempts in the field of treating Weakness of vision, and an attempt to restore it with various techniques, but this is the first time that the artificial vision system in the brain has been successfully used.