How Effective is the BrainPort® Vision Device?

December 16, 2011

A clinical study is now underway to assess the effectiveness of the BrainPort vision device in improving the vision of blind participants as measured by improved object recognition and word identification over a time frame of one year.

The BrainPort vision device is an investigational non-surgical assistive visual prosthetic device that translates information from a digital video camera to users’ tongues, through gentle electrical stimulation. Users often report the sensation as pictures that are painted on the tongue with champagne bubbles.

With the current system, device users have been able to recognize high-contrast objects, their location, movement, and some aspects of perspective and depth. Trained blind participants use information from the tongue display to augment understanding of their environment.

Click here for further details about the clinical study.

Click here for further details about BrainPort vision technology.




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One Response to “How Effective is the BrainPort® Vision Device?”

  • Angelique

    I would like to know when this device will become available as I have a deafblind child with a cochlear implant and I think this would make a huge difference in her life.