Australian researchers unveil bionic eye prototype, implants coming in 2013


Any old scientist can make some cool eyewear. It takes a special breed, however, to make cool and innovative eyeballs. That is just what researchers at Bionic Vision Australia have created a working prototype of a bionic eyeball. The researchers teamed up with scientists at the University of New South Wales to undertake the task. It looks like their work is about to pay off.

The eye comes with a pair of advanced glasses that send and receive messages from the prototype eye. The results? Improved vision. Major improved vision. That comes with having a microchip in your eye, I guess.

Clinical trials are starting later this year and the scientists say that they hope to be ready to unroll units out around the year 2013. Let’s hope that Mayan thing doesn’t happen then.