To do this, they created a “visual cortical prosthesis”.
The development of the image and “moves” it to a special electrical impulses are able to stimulate the activity of neurons in areas of the cerebral cortex (through implanted electrodes) that are responsible for processing visual information.
It is known that clinical tests have been conducted. The device looks like “glasses” with the camera and microchip. The microchip must be implanted in the cortical area of the brain, which is responsible for processing incoming visual information.
A volunteer was the blind woman of thirty. The tests enabled the woman to see what surrounds it. The success of the test suggests that the possibility of safe stimulation of the visual cortex of the human brain still exists.
The developers already plan to conduct extensive clinical testing.