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TEC Talk Live

Date: Thursday, August 5, 2021
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Audience: For people of all ages with vision loss.

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Every other Thursday (August 5, August 19, September 2, September 16, September 30)
On Zoom
Cost: Free, unless applying for ACVREP credits

Intra-Cortical Visual Prosthesis Discussion with Phil Troyk and Phil Lane

In the next TEC Talk Live Dr. Phil Troyk and Dr. Phil Lane will join the session to discuss the Intra-Cortical Visual Prosthesis (ICVP). The ICVP uses a group of miniature wireless implantable stimulator modules that can communicate image information captured by a video camera directly to the human brain. Each module, called a wireless floating microelectrode array (WFMA) receives its power and digital commands over a wireless link so that no wires or connectors cross the scalp. By sending commands to the WFMAs, camera images are communicated directly to brain, creating a crude visual perception of the image. While the perceptions will not be like normal vision, they may be of benefit to the user for performing visually guided tasks.

This exciting project has the potential to give sight to people who are blind, and is currently looking to recruit research participants. Find out all about the project and how to apply to be a participant at this session on August 5th.  Questions are welcomed throughout the discussion.

Hosted by Cory Ballard and Luke Scriven, Assistive Technology Specialists, these informative demonstrations and discussions of assistive technology for people with vision loss, are a great way to learn about the latest technology. Guests are encouraged to join the conversation through the Chat feature.  ACVREP continuing education credits available.

For more information, contact: vision-forward.org/tectalklive to register or for more information.

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