Building a Better Bionic Eye

Posted by Michael Pinto on Apr 30, 2009 in Science, Tech |

A bionic eye as featured in the 70s TV show the 6 Million Dollar Man

Anyone who has watched the Six Million Dollar Man One knows that one of the holy grails of bionics is to create a bionic eye. But one problem (aside from portability) has been how to create an eye that isn’t a flat surface. This video shows some new work being done where scientists have placed a pixel detector on a surface that can be flexible which brings us a bit closer to making bionic eyes a reality:

The research scientist being interviewed in the video is John Rogers of the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign.

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