Intraocular retinal prosthesis test device

D. Scribner, M. Humayun, B. Justus, C. Merritt, R. Klein, J. G. Howard, M. Peckerar, F. Perkins, L. Johnson, W. Bassett, P. Skeath, E. Margalit, Kah Guan Au Eong, J. Weiland, E. De Juan, J. Finch, R. Graham, C. Trautfield, S. Taylor

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There is a growing interest in the development of a retinal prosthesis device based on a number of recent experiments demonstrating electrical stimulation of retinal tissue with single electrodes. An intraocular retinal prosthesis test device is currently under development at NRL/JHU. The microelectronic device has an image format of 80 × 40 unit cells interfaced to the retinal surface via an array of microwires in a glass matrix. The system architecture and technology development issues are discussed as well as the topic of biocompatibility. This test device will enable acute human experiments in an operating room environment to demonstrate a massively parallel interface between retinal tissue and a microelectronic array.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3430-3435
Number of pages6
JournalAnnual Reports of the Research Reactor Institute, Kyoto University
StatePublished - 2001
Event23rd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society - Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: Oct 25 2001Oct 28 2001


  • Channel glass
  • Multiplexer
  • Prosthesis
  • Retina

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering


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