Tuesday, 14 March 2017


In this entry, i would like technology is being increasingly harnessed to overcome blindness. So far, much of the key progress has been restricted to restoring sight for those with a specific type of visual impairment – in particular retinitis pigmentosa – an inherited condition that involves the loss of cells in the retina and causes a decline in vision.

'Bionic' eye on the future: From 'Star Trek' visors  'Mission Impossible' contact lenses

Bionic implanted eyeballs, “Star Trek”­style visors, telescopic contact lenses ... these are just a few of the many exciting projects underway to both restore and provide enhanced sight.

Significant strides have been made in tech that will restore and transform lives ­ replacing white canes, service animals, braille machines and more for the visually impaired.

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