Visual Prosthetics: Physiology, Bioengineering, Rehabilitation

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Gislin Dagnelie
Springer Science & Business Media, Feb 21, 2011 - Technology & Engineering - 453 pages
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Visual Prosthetics provides an in-depth analysis of the principles of operation, current state, anticipated developments, and functional aspects of visual prosthetics restoring sight to visually impaired individuals. This volume uniquely describes the human visual system in health and disease in a pedagogical and didactic manner, fitting to professionals and researchers with a bioengineering background. Readers will find a balanced overview of electrical, molecular chemical and synthetic chromophore stimulation, in addition to the biophysics and psychological aspects of vision restoration. Unlike competitive texts, this introduction also includes the need and methods for functional evaluation and rehabilitation.

Professionals in the field of biomedical engineering and graduate and postgraduate researchers will find Visual Prosthetics a valuable reference.

 

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Contents

Structure and Functionof the Visual System
2
Neural Stimulation of the Visual System
111
Prosthetic Visual FunctionAcute and Chronic
228
Towards Prosthetic Vision SimulationAssessment Rehabilitation
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