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"Eventually, the prosthesis, like a cochlear implant, will need to transmit its signal and power wirelessly through the skull to reach the electrodes. But for now, his team has so far left the prosthesis cabled for experiments—providing the most flexibility to keep updating the hardware before settling on a design.
At 10 pixels by 10 pixels, which is roughly the maximum potential resolution Gómez’s implant could render, one may perceive basic shapes like letters, a door frame, or a sidewalk. But the contours of a face, let alone a person, are far more complicated. That’s why Fernandez augmented his system with image recognition software to identify a person in a room and beam a pattern of phosphenes to Gómez’s brain that she learned to recognize."
In 1961, we saw the cochlear implant come to life, and implants / prosthetic aids in general benefit so many individuals. Though this is certain in an experimental phase, with a lot of potential hiccups that need to be ironed out (detailed in post), it's amazing to see researchers have successfully bypassed the eyes with a brain implant that allows rudimentary vision.