This Tiny Device Is a ‘Game Changer’ for People Facing Blindness

Publication Title
NBC News
Publication Date
March 27 2017
Dr. Grazia Pertile (contributor)
Matthew Kitchen (creator)
Dr. Kapil Bharti (contributor)
Gabriel A. Silva (contributor)
Persuasive Intent
In 2013, the FDA approved an artificial retina that could help restore limited vision to people with degenerative eye diseases. But the device relied on a sunglass-mounted external camera and a transmitter that relayed sight information to the retinal implant.

Now researchers at the Italian Institute of Technology in Genoa and the University of California, San Diego have crafted artificial retinas that can be implanted entirely inside the eye, which offer hope to those with macular degeneration.
HCI Platform
Location on Body
Seeing, Living
Technology Keywords
Ocular Implant

How to cite this entry
Matthew Kitchen. (March 27 2017). "This Tiny Device Is a ‘Game Changer’ for People Facing Blindness". NBC News. NBC News. Fabric of Digital Life.