Bionic Eyes – An Artificial Vision

  • S. NivethaEmail author
  • A. Thejashree
  • R. Abinaya
  • S. Harini
  • Golla Mounika Chowdary
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes on Data Engineering and Communications Technologies book series (LNDECT, volume 35)


In this whole world for those millions of individuals whose vision is obscured, do not have any therapeutics. So the late progression in the innovation has driven the humankind towards different approach like artificial implants for those blind subjects and the bionic eye with retinal, visual, sub retinal implant method, is by all accounts promising, as it is a mix of gadgets, biomedical technology which acts as the artificial eye in translating the materialistic pictures of the world. This paper gives an outline of different retinal implant methods in channelizing the subjects vision through artificial insight and on the off chance, if popularized, turns into the potential gadget for the blind subjects to see and translate the world.


Retinal implant Artificial eye Sub-retinal implant Epi-retinal implant Technology 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Nivetha
    • 1
    Email author
  • A. Thejashree
    • 1
  • R. Abinaya
    • 1
  • S. Harini
    • 1
  • Golla Mounika Chowdary
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer Science and EngineeringPanimalar Engineering CollegeChennaiIndia

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