Research Paper 1: Paradigm Shift
Argus II Retinal Prosthesis System is created by Second Sight design for people that are suffering from blindness. It starts with an epiretinal prosthesis implant which is an implant placed on top of the retina. Also attach is an antenna, electronics case, and an electrode array. Those parts are than connected to glasses, cable, and video processing unit. How it works is a small camera in the glasses capture an image than is processed by VPU that is attached to the belt. It than sends the ...view middle of the document...
The patient is than able to see pattern of light.
One impact is the ability to see anything as a person with blindness. They being able to see an image that is not just darkness. To see a world in not just one color but in a variety of colors. Second to be able to see motion in front of them. Moving object would be able to be seen. To see what the things making sound are and what are they.
Third impact is what it would do to their self-confidence. It would boost it immensely for they would not have to rely on another being to do something. To be able to walk outside and not have to rely on a walking stick, a person, a dog to guide you when you needed to go somewhere. To cross the street and not have to rely on something else. To go where ever you want on your own would make you feel much more confident.
20 year from now we could have that are no longer blind. Able to see your love ones face. Have a natural looking eye and look like another ordinary person. What could stop this from advancing is money or people believing this research is going nowhere. But I believe that would not happen because people are already making progress and an effort to help people with blindness to help give them the ability to see there family and love ones face .