The Solar Power Eye Implant Which Restores Sight

Electronic implants which restore sight to the blind aren't anything new, but one of their major stumbling blocks has been the need for an external power source. Now, that's about to change, because a team of researchers has built a digital implant out of infrared-slurping photovoltaic pixels—so it can power itself. » 5/14/12 11:20am 5/14/12 11:20am

This Teeny Sensor Fits In an Eyeball—and Is Solar-Powered and Wireless

A fascinating prototype of sensor the size of a cubic millimeter has been developed with a lot of brilliant technology inside—never mind that its specifically meant for glaucoma patients. The device takes measurements every 15 minutes and uploads the readings once a day by 400 and 900MHz frequencies. Because of the… » 4/28/11 1:30am 4/28/11 1:30am