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Cortical visual neuroprosthesis for the blind

Objective

This project aims to develop prototypes in the field of visual rehabilitation and to demonstrate the feasibility of a cortical neuroprosthesis, interfaced with the visual cortex, as a means through which a limited but useful visual sense may be restored to profoundly blind people. The results from this project will provide information regarding neuroprosthesis not presently available, as well as new information about the plastic changes in the adult nervous system, which has implications for rehabilitative training and device development. Although we are still a long way from a perfect visual prosthesis, the success of the cochlear implant seems very promising also for this neurotechnological application.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

UNIVERSIDAD DE GRANADA
Address
Facultad De Ciencias Campus Fuentenueva S/n
18071 Granada
Spain

Participants (7)

BIOMEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES S.L.
Spain
Address
Rondo Vall D' Uxo 125
03205 Elx - Alicante
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
France
Address
Rue Des Saints-pères 45
75270 Paris
INSTITUTO DE ENGENHARIA DE SISTEMAS E COMPUTADORES
Portugal
Address
Rua Alves Redol 9
1000-29 Lisboa
UNIVERSITE DE MONTPELLIER 1
France
Address
Rue Ecole De Medecine 2
34060 Montpellier
UNIVERSITE DE PARIS V 'RENÉ DESCARTES'
France
Address
45 Rue Des Saints-pères
75270 Paris
UNIVERSITY OF OLDENBURG
Germany
Address
Carl Von Ossietzky Strasse
26111 Oldenburg
UNIVERSITY OF VIENNA
Austria
Address
Schwarzsspanierstrasse 17
1090 Wien