Introducing the Monash vision group's cortical prosthesis

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Abstract

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
Pages1536-1539
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781479923410
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
EventIEEE International Conference on Image Processing 2013 - Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC), Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 15 Sep 201318 Sep 2013
Conference number: 20th
http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/mostRecentIssue.jsp?punumber=6726158 (IEEE Conference Proceedings)

Conference

ConferenceIEEE International Conference on Image Processing 2013
Abbreviated titleICIP 2013
Country/TerritoryAustralia
CityMelbourne
Period15/09/1318/09/13
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Keywords

  • bionic eye
  • cortical implant
  • electrostimulation
  • visual cortex
  • Visual prosthesis

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