DOE Artificial Retina Project Wins R&D 100 Editor’s Choice Award
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.