Working toward a future with artificial vision.
The Eye and The Chip is a research congress that seeks to marry the most recent advances in nanoelectronics and neurobiology – to provide artificial vision to many people who are now blind as a result of many eye conditions, diseases and injuries. Results from the congress will advance the day when many persons now blind recover some level of useful vision. At this collaborative event, the Detroit Institute of Ophthalmology brings together more than 30 authorities from various vision science and technology fields.
2014 The Eye and The Chip:
- Identifying areas of progress in the wedding between neurobiology and nanotechnology which will one day provide devices to be placed in the eye or the brain of many persons now blind to afford them some level of useful vision.
- Achieving, by collegial interchange, collaborative relationships between major programs in Europe, America, Asia and Australia.
- Identifying advances and challenges remaining in the global pursuit of true artificial vision.
- Identifying outcomes of device implantation where it is occurring—Europe, US, etc.
- Identifying progress in the US FDA approval of visual Neuro-prosthetic device implantation in humans.
- Biomaterials Researchers
- Corporate Regulatory Officials
- Electrical & Electronic Engineers
- Medical Device Representatives
- Blind Community
- Interested Public
- Visual Physiologists
- Venture Capitalists
- What is going on in Asia?
- What are they doing in Europe?
- What is going on Down Under and in Israel?
- Where are we with the American programs?
- What is going on in Washington, D.C.?
- What else should we know?
At the end of the 8th The Eye and The Chip World Research Congress the lead research presenters and attendees will:
- Have a clear understanding of which blind patients will eventually benefit from a visual neuro-prosthetic device;
- Be fully aware of which patients will benefit from a device within the eye, and which patients will be benefitted only by a device interfacing directly with the visual cortex of the brain;
- View the development process of a complex medical device, and will recognize the role played by the US FDA in bringing forth safe and effective medical devices for the American public;
- Review progress in the field of visual neuro-prosthetic device development and implantation — challenges and successes;
- Form additional collaborative pairings which serve to accelerate the process of device development and implementation.
Learn more about the 2014 The Eye and The Chip Research Congress, or call the Detroit Institute of Ophthalmology at (313) 824-4710.
For information from previous congresses, including photos and videos, please visit www.dioworldcongresses.com.