A Biomedical Smart Sensor for the Visually Impaired

Loren Schwiebert, Gary Abrams, Sandeep Gupta, Ray Iezzi, Pepe Siy Gregory Auner, Pat McAllister

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In this paper, we describe the current version of the artificial retina prosthesis and cortical implant that we are developing. This research project will require significant advances in a variety of disciplines. We have assembled a multidisciplinary team of researchers in Ophthalmology, Neurosurgery, Computer Networking, VLSI, and Sensors to develop the novel solutions needed to make artificial vision for the visually-impaired a reality. This paper describes the novel approach that we have adopted to providing a complete system for restoring vision to visually-impaired persons - from the signals generated by an external camera to an array of sensors that electrically stimulate the retina via a wireless interface.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of IEEE Sensors
Number of pages6
StatePublished - 2002
EventFirst IEEE International Conference on Sensors - IEEE Sensors 2002 - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: Jun 12 2002Jun 14 2002


OtherFirst IEEE International Conference on Sensors - IEEE Sensors 2002
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityOrlando, FL


  • Biomedical sensors
  • Sensor systems

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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