Institut de Física d’Altes Energies (IFAE) and in collaboration with Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICN2), The Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO), Barraquer Foundation (BF) are developing the technology and the know-how for epi-retinal implant for vision restoration, figure 9. The prosthesis technology is capable of providing high-acuity artificial vision to individuals blinded by eye retinitis disease. In such eye disease, neurons responsible for conveying information to the brain remain alive. A retinal prosthesis electrically stimulates these neurons in precise pattern to re-create vision sensation. IFAE is leading the development of a wireless (power and data) retinal prosthesis, patent protected
In 2020 IFAE has succeeded in the production of the first prototype of epi-retinal implant ASIC with 1260 electrodes, shown in fig. 10. The extensive tests have shown that it is operational at the 90% level and this will allow us to develop an encapsulation to make it possible to use it in vitro and possibly in vivo with pigs.
Deep Detection SL was founded in July 2020 and its main domain of activities is X-ray detectors for industrial quality control and security.
It will exploit the LINDA camera. deepdetection.tech
Barcelona Detector Technologies SL (Baretek) was founded by members of IFAE in October 2020. It is main domain of activities is in micro-electronics and sensor packaging. baretek.eu.com
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