Tiny brain implant that allows a blind person to see again changes things dramatically
What most people don’t know about the tiny brain implant, is that this new technology was invented by a group of scientists who were working on a more advanced feature that would allow a person with complete blindness to see objects. It’s amazing that after more than half a century the scientists finally developed a device that will help everyone with some sort of visual impairment experience the same independence and freedom of which they’ve always dreamed. Now, these incredible devices will apparently allow the blind and visually impaired to actually go out and experience the world.
Thanks to a small brain implant that was surgically placed into the back of the patient. This incredible development has changed the lives of thousands of people all over the world, but it’s not just this one person taking advantage of this new technology. Millions of people may benefit from this breakthrough as well.
The brain implant works by sending a series of visual signals to the part of the brain that controls the eye movements. When these signals come along they are interpreted by the part of the brain that helps the person move. Because the implant is so small, the person will have no way to tell if their eyes are not seeing properly or whether they are moving correctly.
The implant apparently works just like other devices like glasses or contacts. It is a little bit more advanced than those two items. It is designed to help make the wearer to see objects that aren’t normally seen. For instance, a person won’t be able to use a contact lens to help him see trees. That’s because the implant has an implantable device that allows it to fit right into the person’s brain. Once it is in there, the person will never need to wear a contact lens again.
Another good thing about this brain implants is that it can help a blind person see objects that are moving. In other words, it can allow someone with a severe loss of eyesight to see again. It’s amazing how far this technology has come. As mentioned earlier, this brain implant is so small that it can be placed virtually anywhere. Even the cerebellum, which is responsible for vision, is being influenced with this technology.
Tiny brain implants are being used on patients in hospitals all over the country. While these devices may look scary to some, they are have been said to be completely harmless to the patient. They are made out of safe materials and are designed to fit perfectly into the brain. They can be removed if the patient wishes to do so or when the device no longer works.
This new technology could have a huge impact on people who are suffering from retinal detachment, a condition where parts of the eye lose their vision. Retinal detachment is one of the leading causes of blindness in people of all ages. Because this condition can happen even to people with healthy eyesight, doctors now know how to retrain the brain so that it can work properly. The brain implants are designed to stimulate the visual system so that it works more effectively. This means that the sight of the patient will improve over time.
A former science teacher has been able to experience this technological breakthrough. Her name is Bernia Gomez and it has been said that her eye sight was able to be restored after 16 years of being blind.
So, Imagine being able to get back some of your youth even. It’s apparently possible now thanks to new brain implant technology.
A Tiny Brain Implant Debate
The latest in brain implant technology is the use of tiny brain implants that are surgically implanted directly into the brain. These brain implants are small enough to be implanted in a person’s cerebrospinal fluid. The theory is that if you could successfully implant a tiny electronic device into a person’s brain, that would give them all sorts of abilities, such as speech production, or even to type, and perhaps even to move and hear. And these devices are no bigger than the size of an apple seed.
This latest development is still in the very early stages.
One of the main arguments against the use of this so-called “tiny brain implant” is that it will never work as well as a regular one because it simply will not have the same amount of power and efficiency. These scientists argue that as these tiny brain implants get smaller, they will need to use more electrical currents and so on. And this can cause problems, causing permanent damage to one’s brain.
This can happen, they say. But another group of people are quite adamant that the latest technology is actually the way to go, because the power and efficiency of the devices being used now are so good. They say that, if these engineers are correct, then within twenty years, we will have machines that can do everything a person can do today with the help of their brain. These scientists claim that once these tiny implants get smaller and more efficient, they will be able to implant a whole human mind into a person. They will be able to live and work together with that person, and they will do things together that they couldn’t do before.
There are many problems with the brain implant idea, however. One of the biggest problems is that, if the implants fail, there is a good chance that the person is at major risk. Scientists say that even if they do not have an immediate problem with one of their tiny brain implants going bad, that over time, the implant might do so. And that means someone could suffer needlessly because of the implant failure.
Another problem is that this sort of thing can never be used in a real brain surgery situation. Because as the size of the implant gets smaller, so do the chances of it being able to implant the brain tissue. Some people argue that the more tissue that can be implanted, the better the outcome will be, but this is still a controversial topic. In any event, if a great deal of money is invested in research for this type of medical device, one could expect that eventually it will be made available for use in actual brain surgery. Until then, doctors will have to make do with what they have available.
The other big issue with these types of brain implant ideas is that, as with most medical technologies, there is always the risk that something will go wrong. There are always risks involved when it comes to anything involving the brain. That is why we have emergency room doctors.
The average human brain is about three or four inches long. That means that an average implant is smaller than a grape. It also means that it is really hard to assess how functional a device will be until it is actually inserted. This is why implant companies are working very carefully to make sure that they can deliver good results even with this small of a device. For now, all that is known is that one of these devices has successfully enabled someone with a and injury to regain some of their ability to live their life.
Provided by Antonio Westley
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Bonus: After a google search it appears that the average tiny brain implant can cost around $30,000 but for this specific option.
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Disclaimer: This article is meant to be seen as an overview of this subject and not a reflection of viewpoints or opinions as nothing is definitive. So, make sure to do your research and feel free to use this information at your own discretion.