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Michael J Sciarra: Prosthetic vision system. Michael Sciarra, Pasquale A Razzano, November 5, 1985: US04551149 (42 worldwide citation)

A prosthetic vision system is provided with a lens implanted in an ocular socket to focus light onto a coherent fiberoptic bundle. The fiberoptic bundle conveys the received light to photovoltaic semiconductors mounted in a gate array. The gate array is mounted in the region of the calcarine fissure ...


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FACE DETECTION, AUGMENTATION, SPATIAL CUEING AND CLUTTER REDUCTION FOR THE VISUALLY IMPAIRED. January 19, 2017: US20170017831-A1

An apparatus for improving performance of a retinal implant may include processing circuitry. The processing circuitry may be configured to receive image data corresponding to a camera field of view, determine whether a particular object is detected within the camera field of view, perform image dat ...


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IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR IRREGULAR OUTPUT PATTERNS. Monash University, March 23, 2017: US20170079770-A1

A visual image processing method is based on received spatial field information (302) from a spatial field sensor (116). A data store (804) is accessed, which contains a sensor map data structure (206) comprising a set of predefined regions (208) within a spatial field corresponding with the informa ...