Introducing the Monash vision group's cortical prosthesis

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Monash Vision Group is developing a bionic eye based on implanting 7-11 small tiles into the visual cortex. Each tile has 43 active electrodes on its base, and a wirelessly powered electronic system to decode control signals and drive the electrodes with biphasic pulses. The tiles are fed with power and data using a common transmitting coil at the back of the patient's head. Sophisticated image processing, described in a companion paper, ensures that the user experiences maximum benefit from the small number of electrodes. This paper describes the progress in the first three years (2010-2012) of this four-year project. 

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2013 IEEE International Conference on Image Processing, ICIP 2013 - Proceedings
Subtitle of host publicationSeptember 15–18, 2013, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
EditorsDavid Taubman, Min Wu
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781479923410
Publication statusPublished - 2013
EventIEEE International Conference on Image Processing 2013 - Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC), Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 15 Sept 201318 Sept 2013
Conference number: 20th (IEEE Conference Proceedings)


ConferenceIEEE International Conference on Image Processing 2013
Abbreviated titleICIP 2013
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  • bionic eye
  • cortical implant
  • electrostimulation
  • visual cortex
  • Visual prosthesis

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