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iCandy: Tech in Your Body

Devices that help humans see, drive, and feel better

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Photo: Martin Cleaver/AP Photo
Though he’ll probably never win an archery contest, Eric Selby’s quality of life has been significantly improved since he received the Argus II retinal implant in his right eye. The miniature camera on his glasses sends images that are translated into electrical signals that are wirelessly transmitted to the implant. Completely blind for 20 years, Selby still has some healthy cells in the back of his eye, which are stimulated, creating the perception of visual patterns that represent things like the edge of a curb.

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