Bionic eye with better sight
The world's first 3D artificial eyeball - capable of outperforming the human eye in some ways - may help droves of people who are partially or fully blind in five years, according to experts.
Researchers from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology have devised an electrochemical eye whose structure and performance mimic those of the ones humans are born with.
"The device design has a high degree of structural similarity to a human eye with the potential to achieve high imaging resolution when individual nanowires are electrically addressed," researchers of Hong Kong University of Science and Technology wrote in a paper published in the journal Nature.
Aside from helping individuals improve their vision, experts claim the technology may help create biomimetic photosensing devices that could be used in a "wide spectrum of technological applications."