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DOE Artificial Retina Project Wins R&D 100 Editor's Choice Award
Published: November 23, 2009
Posted: November 25, 2009

The DOE Artificial Retina project was selected for the 2009 Editor's Choice Award at the recent R&D 100 Award Banquet in Orlando, Florida. Each year, the award selection committee designates the top projects out of the one hundred R&D 100 awardees to receive this noteworthy distinction. The Artificial Retina project seeks the development of advanced microelectronic instrumentation to enable blind individuals to see light, identify the position and approximate size of an object, and detect movement of nearby objects and people. The BER-funded multidisciplinary artificial retina consortium includes investigators from 5 DOE National Laboratories, 4 universities, and a private company. website

Contact: Dean Cole, SC 23.2, (301) 903-3268
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  • Cross-Cutting: Lectures, Awards, and Recognition
  • Legacy: Medical Applications

Division: SC-23.2 Biological Systems Science Division, BER

 

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