Wireless visual cortical stimulator successfully activated in first human subject

The first successful implantation and activation of a wireless visual cortical stimulator in a human subject has occurred, Second Sight Medical Products announced in a press release.Orion I, a wireless multichannel neurostimulation system, was implanted on the visual cortex of a 30-year-old patient in a UCLA proof of concept study that was supported by the company. The system was able to “perceive and localize individual phosphenes or spots of light” without adverse side effects, the release said.

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