Scientists Enable Blind Woman to See Simple Shapes Using Brain Implant

Newly published research details how a team of scientists from the John A. Moran Eye Center at the University of Utah and Spain’s Miguel Hernandez University has successfully created a form of artificial vision for a blind woman using a prosthesis hardwired into her brain. Publishing the open-access article “Visual Percepts Evoked with an Intracortical 96-Channel Microelectrode Array Inserted in Human Occipital Cortex” online on October 13, 2021 in The Journal of Clinical Investigation, Moran researcher Richard A. Normann, PhD, and Spanish collaborator Eduardo Fernández, MD, PhD, and collaborators detail how the Moran|Cortivis Prosthesis produced a simple form of vision for 60-year old Berna Gómez.

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