Restoration of vision using wireless cortical implants: The Monash Vision Group project

Arthur Lowery, Jeffrey Victor Rosenfeld, Philip Mark Lewis, Damien Christopher Browne, Anand Mohan, Emma Kate Brunton, Edwin Bingbing Yan, Jerome Joseph Maller, Collette Marie Mann, Ramesh Rajan, Marcello Goncalves Rosa, Jeanette Pritchard

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Abstract

Monash Vision Group is developing a bionic vision system based on implanting several small tiles in the V1 region of the visual cortex. This cortical approach could benefit a greater proportion of people with total blindness than other approaches, as it bypasses the eyes and optic nerve. 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 key features of this system.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2015 37th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC 2015)
EditorsJim Patton
Place of PublicationPiscataway NJ USA
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Pages1041-1044
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781424492701
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Publication statusPublished - 2015
EventInternational Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society 2015 - Milan, Italy
Duration: 25 Aug 201529 Aug 2015
Conference number: 37th
https://embc.embs.org/2015/
https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/conhome/7302811/proceeding (Proceedings)

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ConferenceInternational Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society 2015
Abbreviated titleEMBC 2015
CountryItaly
CityMilan
Period25/08/1529/08/15
Other37th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS). Our Annual Conference (known as EMBC) is a premier international conference in biomedical engineering, and has been strategically held in different locations around the world, including Chicago, Osaka, San Diego, Boston, Buenos Aires, Minneapolis, Vancouver, Lyon, New York, and Shanghai over the last 10 years.
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