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 SchemeCSC - Cost-sharing contracts
03205 Elx - Alicante