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Artificial Vision: New Hope for Blind Learners

Pritikana Karmakar
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Second Sight, the US-based developer of implantable visual prosthetics, has upped the development and commercialization of its Orion Visual Cortical Prosthesis System (“Orion”), a product that the potential to provide useful artificial vision to the blind.

According to Will McGuire, President and Chief Executive Officer of Second Sight, Orion offers the most effective treatment for nearly all forms of blindness. This has spurred Second Sight to invest further in the product research and development to enhance the user experience.

(Orion) is an implanted cortical stimulation device intended to provide useful artificial vision to individuals who are blind due to a wide range of causes, including glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, optic nerve injury or disease, and eye injury. Orion will convert images captured by a miniature video camera mounted on glasses into a series of small electrical pulses and transmit these electrical pulses wirelessly to the brain, bypassing diseased or injured eye anatomy.

This can bring a new horizon for blind children’s education, who will be able to read and learn as other children do. Check the video given below to know more on this.

Video source: https://www.cnet.com/videos/this-machine-creates-artificial-vision-for-the-blind/

Image source: Google images.

Pritikana Karmakar
Pritikana Karmakar

Pritikana Karmakar is an experienced copywriter at Next Education. She is a part of the editorial team of The Next World magazine. She loves to read fiction, and has a research interest in speculative fiction, language and narratology.


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