New FlapScope may provide alternative solution to eye sight Restoration.

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Researchers at Rice University have developed a flat microscope that can be attached to your brain to monitor and trigger neurons.  This procedure is said to capture much greater details than brain probes currently in use.

As part of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) initiative, this project seeks to provide a way to deliver sight and sound directly to the surface of the brain.

This $65 million dollar project was announced by DARPA this week to develop a high-resolution neural interface. Among many long-term goals, the Neural Engineering System Design (NESD) program hopes to compensate for a person’s loss of vision or hearing by delivering digital information directly to parts of the brain that can process it.

Looks like there may finally be other alternatives to Laser vision restoration.

Sources: The Asian Age, DARPA

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