Monash University is taking its feat to a whole new level with its most recent announcement that opens the world to the first human trials with brain implants using its Gennaris 'Bionic Eye' technology that aims to restore sight and even stream music directly to the brain. Neuralink is left in the dust by Monash who can also play music but exceeds new vision capabilities.
An Australian university, Monash University, seemingly beat Neuralink and 'walked the talk' for Elon Musk by being the world's first organization of experts to start human trials using its very own brain implants that connects to a 'bionic eye.'
Visual impairment is now getting a revolutionary and alternative treatment to stem cell therapy with Monash University's very own Gennaris bionic vision system. This is the very first device that is intended by scientists and experts to target and correct a person's blindness without eye replacement procedures.
Now, Unilad reports that Monash is gearing up for its initial human trial phase for the brain implant procedure and surgery. Ten years after relentless experiments, innovations, and perfection, Monash is now ready and confident of their very own tech that can revolutionize the field of medicine and technology.
Gennaris Bionic Vision System: Brain Implants on Human Trials
Monash University, along with its esteemed group of hardworking researches and scientists, is proud to share the world its upcoming human trials with the brain implants needed for the Gennaris 'Bionic eye' to work.
The university's Cortical Frontiers project is now making the impossible by performing the implants on actual human beings after its successful run with sheeps. Ten devices were fitted in the sheep animal through a purpose-made insertion system. The device performed more than 2,700 hours of stimulation without the observable adverse health effects or damages to the animal's brain.
The Gennaris' bionic vision system set-up would be comprised of custom-designed headgear with a camera and wireless transmitter, a vision processor unit and software, and a set of 9×9mm tiles that are implanted into the brain.
Monash is now preparing the university in Melbourne for its first clinical human trials that will receive the 9x9 mm brain tiles that will receive the images from the headgear.
Gennaris' Tech: Headgear, Brain Tiles, and Smartphone-like device
The university's innovation and technology will not replace the eye per se. The tech would also not be implanted directly into the eye, instead will require a headgear wrapped around the head, containing a camera and wireless transmitter that captures videos and images to send to the vision processor.
The vision processor which resembles the size of a smartphone then wirelessly transmits data to the brain tile implants. The brain implants will now turn the data images into electronic impulses that replace the damaged optic nerve who initially sends said impulses.
This whole process enables a person to "see" and comprehend their surroundings. The video captured by the headgear would perform rapidly, in real-time, just like how the human eye would perform. The design would create 172 spots of light for a person, enough to "see" indoor and outdoor environments along with recognizing people and objects present around and captured by the headgear.
The device would also function not only as a cure for blindness but also to solve complex brain problems such as Parkinson's and quadriplegia. Gennaris would also offer the world's first telepathic communication among its users, together with a direct-music streaming function, rivalling that of Neuralink.
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Written by Isaiah Alonzo