A team of researchers from MIT and Max Planck has launched EyeWire on December 10th that is an online game not only allowing the users to check for the neural connections in the retina of the eye but also help the researchers the complete the mapping of the retinal functions in the visual perception and making new discoveries.
Through this project, researchers will be able to map the projections of the retinal cells called as JAM-B cells, which are the first retinal ganglion cells renowned on the basis of molecular marker — a protein called ‘Junctional Adhesion Molecule B’ (JAM-B). These cells react particularly to the upward motion that appears downward due to the inverted images.
Researchers from Ghent University’s centre of microsystems technology in Belgium have developed a technology that will show the text messages from a mobile phone and other such information directly on the contact lens worn in the human eye.
Researchers have made a spherical curved LCD display that can be integrated into the contact lenses and show images by means of wireless technology.