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16 February 2010 MEMS technologies for artificial retinas
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Proceedings Volume 7594, MOEMS and Miniaturized Systems IX; 759402 (2010) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.848218
Event: SPIE MOEMS-MEMS, 2010, San Francisco, California, United States
Abstract
The mostly cause of blindness in the developed countries is a degeneration of the retina. For restoring this loss of vision one possible approach is the substitution of the lost functions by means of an electronic implant. This approach is based on MEMS technologies. It has been shown that electrical stimulation of retinal ganglion cells yield visual sensations1. Therefore, an artificial retina for blind humans based on this concept seems to be feasible. Besides electrical stimulation of retinal ganglion cells also the direct electrical stimulation of the optic nerve2 and the visual cortex3 have been under investigation. This paper wants to give an overview about the activities on the retinal ganglion cell stimulation.
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Wilfried Mokwa "MEMS technologies for artificial retinas", Proc. SPIE 7594, MOEMS and Miniaturized Systems IX, 759402 (16 February 2010); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.848218
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