Could this Bionic Eye Be Better Than a Real One?

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A new artificial eye has been created which incorporates densely packed, nanometre-scale light sensors into a hemispherical retina-like component ... just like its real-world biological counterpart. The team, from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, say their proof-of-concept bionic device surpasses the sensitivity of a human eye...

New implant can restore partial vision to blind people

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Bio-engineers are hailing new tech as a ‘paradigm shift’. The new implant can transmit video images directly to the visual cortex, bypassing the eye and optic nerve. Trials have shown the new technique has successfully restored partial sight to six blind people. The implant - named Orion...