Their Bionic Eyes are now Obsolete and Unsupported

Their Bionic Eyes are now Obsolete and Unsupported


Publication Title
IEEE Spectrum
Publication/Creation Date
February 15 2022
Creators/Contributors
Eliza Strickland (creator)
Mark Harris (creator)
Second Sight (contributor)
Robert Greenberg (contributor)
Nano Precision Medical Inc. (contributor)
Pixium Vision (contributor)
Persuasive Intent
Information
Description
"These three patients, and more than 350 other blind people around the world with Second Sight’s implants in their eyes, find themselves in a world in which the technology that transformed their lives is just another obsolete gadget. One technical hiccup, one broken wire, and they lose their artificial vision, possibly forever. To add injury to insult: A defunct Argus system in the eye could cause medical complications or interfere with procedures such as MRI scans, and it could be painful or expensive to remove."

In 2019, Second Sight discontinued its retinal implant, and in February 2022, the company announced that it would be merging with a biopharmaceutical company called Nano Precision Medical (NPM).
HCI Platform
Implantables
Relation to Body
In
Related Body Part
Brain, Eye
Source
https://spectrum.ieee.org/bionic-eye-obsolete