The Eye and the Chip - Hybrid Event

Abstract submission deadline extended to July 1st!


12th World Research Congress

October 3-5, 2021
In-person at Hotel St. Regis, Detroit, Michigan
Virtually online

Congress Brochure

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. 

Call for Abstracts Now Open

Editable Abstract Form


Map of Currently Active International Vision Prosthesis Groups

2019 Photo Gallery

HOVER document

2019 Program Book

2019 Credibility Statements


2019 Media Coverage

2019 Media Coverage for The Eye and the Chip conference

Dedicated to:

  • 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

Target audience:

  • Bioengineers
  • Biomaterials Researchers
  • Corporate Regulatory Officials
  • Electrical & Electronic Engineers
  • Journalists
  • Medical Device Representatives
  • Nanotechnologists
  • Neuro-anatomists
  • Neuro-pathologists
  • Neuro-radiologists
  • Neuro-surgeons
  • Neurophysiologists
  • Ophthalmologists
  • Optometrists
  • Blind Community
  • Interested Public
  • Press
  • Visual Physiologists
  • Venture Capitalists

Congress objectives:

At the end of the 12th 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 possible additional collaborative relationships which will serve to accelerate the process of device development and implementation
  • Address and fully understand remaining challenges

2021 Supporters

Signature Supporter

Macular Degeneration Foundation

Leadership Supporter     

Dutch Ophthalmic Research Center (D.O.R.C.) 

Poster Session 

Bill and Happy Rands

Pioneer Supporter

Nidek Co, Ltd

Donations

Ann and James Nicholson                                                        
Christine Burnard in memory of Greydon Hyde

For information from previous congresses, including photos and videos, please visit www.dioworldcongresses.com.

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