Stimulating the visual cortex to restore sight
Categorie(s) : Innovation & Society, News, Research
Published : 4 December 2017
Leti recently announced that is working on the ambitious CorticalSight project alongside a consortium of five other partners led by the Institut De la Vision in Paris. The project is funded by the United States Department of Defense DARPA agency.
The goal of the CorticalSight project is to restore sight in patients not eligible for retinal implant surgery. In work spearheaded by Clinatec, Leti has been tasked with creating an implantable interface compatible with optogenetic treatment techniques. Leti will be working on miniaturization, biocompatibility, wireless communications, and miniaturized optical light stimulation sources. The first project milestone is proof-of-concept testing, slated for completion in June 2018.