Now part of a small clinical trial, he received an experimental brain implant called the Orion.
He says it let him see his birthday candles for the first time in years. read.medium.com/Ed0NW7l
Implanted in the brain, however, is a postage stamp-sized chip containing 60 electrodes that sits on the visual cortex, the part of the brain that processes visual information: read.medium.com/Ed0NW7l
Those pulses are sent to the electrodes on the brain, which interprets them as visual clues. read.medium.com/Ed0NW7l
Safety is a major concern: One patient in the Orion trial experienced a seizure after the device was implanted. read.medium.com/Ed0NW7l