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Richard Taylor Delivers Presentation at Inaugural ‘Wings: UO Presidential Speaker Series’

On January 16th, 2018 UO Physics professor Richard Taylor delivered a presentation on his research and design of Bio-Inspired Retinal Implants at the inaugural ‘Wings: UO Presidential Speaker Series’ at the White Stag Block in Portland, Oregon.

“Vision gives us more than knowledge, it also allows us to appreciate beauty, and nature’s beauty and its impact on us is profound.”

39 million people around the world are totally blind.
246 million people suffer vision loss to the extent that it severely impacts their daily activity.

Through evolution, nature has given us a visual system that is very hard to replicate, but we are in an era where progress towards recovery is on the way.

You can watch Richard’s talk here:  https://vimeo.com/album/4949097/video/252730011

The full ‘Around the O’ article can be found here: https://around.uoregon.edu/content/guests-welcomed-uos-portland-living-room-wings-event