Argus II Retinal Prosthesis System
Restoring sight to the blind is the the stuff of miracles and sci-fi movies. Until now. Develop by Second Sight, the Argus II is a device that works to restore vision to those suffering from complete or partial blindness. It does this by capturing images via a mini video camera in the glasses which is then transformed into instructions that are picked up by an implant placed on the wearer's eye. Once received, the implant sends the instructions to an electrode array which then sends the visual information to the brain via the optic nerve.