Roger Pontz- One of the first men to receive the bionic eye. It is said that he is able to recognized his wife, dog, and grandchild; and there are improvements every day in something he thought was forever impossible.
connecting to class- as a class we learned about eye disorders specifically color blindness and things going on with cones and rods. but there is also the retinal pigmentosa and macular degeneration which are what the bionic eye can assist in making living easier photo- an eye with a color blind test in the back of it
reasons for the bionic vision- this as a comparison of a normal eye and an eye with retinal pigmentosa which as it progresses you receive less and less light which leads to legally blindness bye an age of forty.
connecting to class- photoreceptors- cones and rods cones- 7 million- center of eyes tell color apart rods-120 million- on corners of eyes when dark move to center focus on light and motion-not necessarily when the cones and rods are not working correctly but the bionic eye is able to improve light interpretation
connecting to class- electromagnetic spectrum radio, micro, infrared, visible spectrum, ultraviolet, xrays, gamma rays of course this relates to the bionic eye if it is involved with light waves and just "sight" as a whole.
connecting to class- this connects to the study we had over electrons and currents recently. in the bionic eye it uses the transfer of electrons from the camera etc. to the retina to make signals to the brain to be able to interpret the light. doing what the device is made for is only possible with the electrons moving and transmitting for the Argus II.
the device it self- the bionic vision device is a pair of glasses attached to glasses which transmits high frequency radio signals to a microchip inserted in the retina, and the signal stimulates cells to where they are able to interpret light and movement.