Cortical Implants

Lead: University Miguel Hernández

This work will develop new strategies to provide functionally meaningful stimulation to cortical implants. The main goal is to restore a useful visual sense in profoundly blind persons. Even if only a crude representation of the surrounding physical world can be evoked, a blind individual could use this artificially encoded neural information for tasks such as orientation and mobility. The new stimulation algorithms, together with some of the new technologies developed in NeuraViper will be tested in human blind volunteers.