A retinal implant that works with a microcomputer and camera-equipped smart glasses, to provide blind people with artificial vision, is being developed by engineers.
“A method to provide blind people with artificial vision is being developed by engineers.“
Photos in the user's field of vision are captured by the camera embedded in the smart glasses. The data is sent to a microcomputer embedded in one of the eyeglasses' end parts, which converts it into light signals and sends them to electrodes in the retinal implant. The user can then see a simplified black and white version of the image. As the retinal cells are activated, dots of light appear in the condensed version.