Russian specialists at the ‘Sensor-Tekh’ laboratory and the Foundation For the Support of the Deaf and Blind – ‘So-edinenie’ have developed the first Russian neural brain implant that will give sight to those who lost it or were born without it.
Doctors surgically implant the device into the cerebral cortex, using electrodes to connect it to the parts responsible for vision. Following several months, the patient is given a headband with a camera, which transmits the picture directly into the brain, circumventing the eye. The implant gives back vision both to those who lost it and those born without it.
It must be replaced with a new one every 10 years. It is suitable for people between the ages of 24 and 65. The device cannot be used for children as the implant requires a fully formed, adult brain.
- ELVIS will allow the user to see objects around them and move freely around town and use public transportation without the other devices or assistance.