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Bionic eye heralds cyborg revolution
Posted By admin On August 7, 2008 @ 3:59 am In Sci Tech | Comments Disabled
London Telegraph 
Thursday, Aug 7, 2008
An electronic eye that works like the real thing foreshadows the development of a new generation of bionic eyes and other “cyborg” technology seen in the film “Terminator” and other Hollywood sci-fi movies.
The electronic eye uses a curved detection surface like a human eye, made of “stretchable electronics.”
The first of its kind, the bionic eye produces exceptional images with lower distortion and with a broader field of view than possible with conventional flat camera microchips.
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However, the underlying approach to producing flexible electronic surfaces of silicon chip sensors could find uses in moulding chips to the human body and ‘smart’ prosthetics, leading to new opportunities for doctors to boost the body with electronics.
Conventional imaging technologies have been developed for use in rigid semiconductor materials, glass plates and plastic sheets, all of which are flat in nature.
The new technique creates an array of silicon detectors and electronics in a stretchable, interconnected mesh that allows flat layouts to be transformed into curved shapes.
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