Created a brain implant that restores vision

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2017-02-12 13:30:04

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Created a brain implant that restores vision

Chip stimulating visual cortex of the brain and creates a simulated view without using his eyes, already Harvard specialists who are going to start to test it on primates in March of this year. In this case, the role of the eye will carry the camcorder, whose signal is transmitted on a microscopic implant that stimulates brain activity.

A Microchip implanted in the brain and help people with disabilities to start again to live a full life, a long time ago are being tested, allowing, for example, to keep the people items paralyzed arm. Despite the fact that scientists are well advanced in creating such brain implants, the technology is not without drawbacks, because over time the chips implanted in the brain stop working due to the fact that the electrodes acquire fabrics that will not allow the chip to interact with the brain at the proper level.

To solve the problem, at Harvard medical school decided to place the implant into the surface of the brain — so it will remain in working condition. For reasons of clarity, the second control group of primates, the chip will be implanted inside the brain and then compare the results.

The Ultimate goal of the project — to help the monkeys to navigate, perceiving light, shadows and geometric shapes.

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