Friday, February 25, 2011

Tiny Chips In Your Eye



That's right, this is a computer you stcik in your eye, to help prevent blindness in glaucoma patients.

"Patients with glaucoma get excess pressure in their eyeball, which can damage the optic nerve, leading to blindness. This needs to be monitored on a regular basis, and this could be much easier with this little device. It's being described as the first millimeter-scale computer and it's just one cubic-millimeter in size. Incredibly, it only consumes 5.3 nanowatts.

The computer is charged up by solar power and is able to transmit the data wirelessly."

18 comments:

Das Auto! said...

pfff, glaucoma patients should just stick to pot.

thenitefalls said...

wow I hope I never get glacoma. It must feel weird as hell to have a computer chip in your eye.

The Game Store Guy said...

......*shudder* And the road to cyborgs begins.

Hom Diddly said...

wow this is amazing. The days of chips in our brains are just around the corner!

A Beer for the Shower said...

Only a matter of time before technology grows and I can become the six million dollar man... Yes, we can rebuild him. We have the technology...

Major.Mack said...

impressive tech. Do they have on so I can have laser vision?

Alex DeLarge said...

there's other ways to treat glaucoma, if ya know what I mean?

Thuganomics said...

i'm confused, does that mean i have to stare into the sun for it to charge?

Les said...

How long until we get built in huds?

Tasty said...

wow.. how does it stay powered I wonder though..

unbelievable to look at it sitting on the penny.

Anonymous. said...

The world of tomorrow indeed.

PvtCarlin said...

Inc Terminators! by google of course.

Con Queso said...

Crazy man, does it give off an evil red glow too? haha. that's cool

Kris159 said...

Well it's always good to see advances in medicine, however I don't think a lot of people can afford all the new things, since they usually cost a really huge amount of money

Teutorix said...

I'll be waiting until they scale it down a little more.

Rob said...

that is pretty sweet! Though I am curious how solar power is making it work if its IN YOUR EYE *shudder*

Zakk said...

that's crazy! glad I'm following!

DDX said...

That is a bit creepy.

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