In research published in the Journal of the Royal Society Interface, scientists have used a computer program mimicking dragonfly eyes to create a bionic eye for humans, the Wall Street Journal reports.
The eye would use “a retinal implant connected to a video camera to convert images into electrical impulses that will carry signals back to the brain.”
The researchers, based at the University of Adelaide, also foresee using the technology in driverless cars. Steven Wiederman, the neurologist who heads the research team, says they chose to emulate vision in dragonflies vision rather than humans because it would take too long to unravel the complexities of human vision.
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