UO Physics Professor Taylor’s Bio-Inspired Retinal Implants Featured in an Around the O Article
The UO Physics research team, lead by Professor Richard Taylor, studied the potential performance of their bio-inspired implant, which would be inserted behind the eye’s retina. The implant features an array of fractal electrodes designed to stimulate retinal neurons.
In theory, fractal implants act much like a pixel array at the back of a camera. They use a lot of pixels within a confined space at the back of the eye, providing electrically-restored vision at a higher resolution, Watterson said. In retina-damaged eyes, the cones and rods that do such intermediate work disappear. The implants would replace them and stimulate the still-intact neurons.
You can read the full article here: http://around.uoregon.edu/content/simulations-say-bio-inspired-retinal-implants-should-work?utm_source=ato08-02-17