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New bionic eye for the totally blind
New Australian system bypasses the body's visual mechanics entirely as images are plugged straight into the brain.
Last Modified: 22 May 2012 02:03

Engineers in Australia have developed a technology they hope will allow totally blind people to see.

Unlike bionic-eye projects elsewhere, the Melbourne-based team's system bypasses the body's visual mechanics entirely.

Patients do not even need eyes as the images are plugged straight into the brain.

Andrew Thomas reports from Melbourne.

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Al Jazeera
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