EPFL researchers have developed a new type of retinal implant for people who have become blind due to the loss of photoreceptor cells in their retinas. The implant partially restores their visual field and can significantly improve their
Our laboratory is a multidisciplinary environment promoting cross-fertilization among various expertise. We bring materials science, engineering, life science, and medicine together by the convergence of physicists, engineers, neuroscientists, and ophthalmologists cooperating to accomplish innovative projects. Our mission is the development of application-driven solutions based on compliant, minimally invasive, and replaceable neuroprosthetic devices. Ultimately, we aim at translating our research findings into clinical practice.