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.
Sessions at the research congress are devoted to a variety of topics including, but not limited, to:
- Retinal implant and prosthesis technology
- Implanted microelectrode arrays
- Intelligent artificial visual systems
- Retinal cell research
- Stimulation of retinal neurons
- Legal and ethical issues related to the artificial eye
At the end of each of The Eye and The Chip research congress events, the lead presenters and attendees:
- Have a clear understanding of which blind patients will eventually benefit from a visual neuro-prosthetic device
- Are fully aware of which patients will benefit from a device within the eye, and which blind patients will be benefited 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 United States Food and Drug Administration in bringing forth safe and effective medical devices for the American public
For more information about the next The Eye and The Chip research congress, go to dioworldcongresses.com or call the Detroit Institute of Ophthalmology at (313) 824-4710.