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First implantation of prototype bionic eye with 24 electrodes: ‘All of a sudden I could see a little flash of light’

First implantation of prototype bionic eye with 24 electrodes: ‘All of a sudden I could see a little flash of light’

ScienceDaily (Aug. 31, 2012) — In a major development, Bionic Vision Australia researchers have successfully performed the first implantation of an early prototype bionic eye with 24 electrodes. Ms Dianne Ashworth has profound vision loss due to retinitis pigmentosa, an inherited condition. Continue reading

Amputee candidate takes next step

Amputee candidate takes next step

22 June 2012 Last updated at 05:35 ET By Neil Bowdler Health reporter, BBC News A woman who wants to swap her right hand for a bionic prosthetic will undergo exploratory surgery in September to determine if the amputation can go ahead. Nicola Wilding, 35, from Surrey, lost the use of her right hand in a car crash 12 years ago. Continue reading