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Removed from that topic we -- now go to another topic we're gonna hear more about in the coming years that is the idea that we can use technology to really fix things like eyesight.
And Allison Barrie joins us from New York this is called the bionic -- he's a great article online today on foxnews.com talking about this.
This is great stuff you know for those of us who grew up watching the -- -- -- man in my date myself a little bit I was a little kid when that was -- Boston.
Had that I worry could see through things.
I mean isn't it may be that -- what it does do -- brings eyesight to people to literally hundreds of thousands of people who who've lost it explain what this does.
Adam it's just so terribly exciting I've had friends he -- -- lost their vision you know serving our country and -- this might not be exactly ready for that yet you know even the smallest and on a different -- in terms of improving eyesight are getting some vision back to make such a huge quality of life difference to them.
And the -- the way they describe it to me so I'm so excited about this in its RD very very promising for those who have.
A very common condition called red Knight is -- mentos and from what I understand it affects one in 4000 Americans out and so.
Huge unit there's -- a huge amount of potential here that make great difference and but super exciting is Europe is a little bit ahead of us -- using this technology called aren't used to you.
And their trials involved but 21 people and if you're not gonna live the -- -- it they're now able these are people who are.
You for all intents and purposes completely blind -- -- -- they can -- four letter words.
He single letter is.
New round that you -- see things moving and traveling which -- can be quite typical innocent people and objects that are moving following that movement.
So it's it's a tremendous not just a small amount of difference -- a tremendous amount of difference in their quality of life.
And we've had sadly you know quite a few.
Our service members have had a serious.
Trauma to their eyes.
The last -- -- -- out of that over the last ten years you've got about 5000 have a complete blindness so.
What I'd love to -- -- -- technology keeps pushing the boundaries and you know help them as well right now it's.
In the unites states were only using it for those with this one disease that causes.
He generation right now what were looking at him is.
I'm -- some behind the scenes footage of what the device actually looks like it's got three components.
It's not just -- a -- -- a guy you've got the implant in the -- You boss who got the glasses that we're looking at right there have tiny little video camera.
And then you've got that -- -- processing unit that you would Wear on -- -- and the way networks is at a little video camera takes -- -- kind of like Iowa it sends it to the little computer that you're wearing.
That crosses and translates it -- it that's the implant that's in your -- That got the bad -- -- -- it.
And -- that it sends the signals.
Kind of replacing.
What it's that's the cells that are damaged sends the signals of what it's seeing in terms of light patterns.
Your brain and brain interprets it gives you the ability to see.
So it's it's pretty next generation stuff this.
-- -- -- -- -- Yet she says technology is the key in the advanced advances in medicines thus far I think this is fantastic.
Mean obviously Joyce Joyce CEB's that they can mean that would help a blind person would be wonderful.
So obviously people -- mean -- -- doesn't like something like this I guess my question is.
For those who have seen before then lost their site and not try this.
I mean just black and white type stuff at all at what's their feedback is it as it is it more kind of like I.
I think what's it look like to them what they are they able to explain the differences between regular eyesight.
And now this.
Yes I think I can't unfortunately you know we're not there yet where it will say -- -- is completely replaced but.
You have to say you know even talking to you some people of -- -- in the military that have been working on this as well -- -- -- private sector.
And I should mention you usually -- -- you know very well off -- me see these amazing.
A medical advances come from the military and get pushed down to you you civilian society's -- -- in.
Hot plastic surgery trauma you know combat -- these sorts of things this is an instance where very small company a very determined.
-- -- private sector people.
We're determined to make a difference and in this will have huge benefits for the general civilian population as well as the military.
But yet it's right now it's still kind of black and white.
But you know in the near future it was literally like I was just took about who has an -- as -- in the military if you know you're -- got -- -- -- You know this is you know black might say is going to be some you know perhaps -- generation off you and turn the corner here and go we are you have this lack of my site so.
You know and in the American trials.
You know that.
They weren't sure how much they're going to be policy they're hoping for through doorways you know -- see the difference between light and dark -- for example or.
If you're walking down the street distinguishing between the -- -- it could stay on the sidewalk.
But like I said it you know it's amazing news is that in this -- -- I read all these drive publications that you guys didn't have to look.
Up and how you voted agent didn't put forth -- -- with -- you know I had tried human events leading there.
Let's say there's a publication that as you can get much notice and I thought like -- -- the attention of viewers because I think it's terribly exciting an important his.
In the -- right now it's been quite limited we're about -- -- three years behind in rolling it out on so it's useful to look at how the progress they've seen in Europe and -- -- -- beat and you that's really quite something to feel to restore someone's ability to read it.
No I I wish that guard at the point where you could see colors and rainbows and all these sorts of things but what they can see for example is fireworks on the Americans who have been using it.
To power and how cool is that -- hit it one day not feel this is our the next day -- you for the giant pirates.
I'm excited about it.
And you know.
-- bachelor viewers are to effectuate the EB which we do we -- -- goes back to back as an atom.
What an amazing subject today truly is an amazing subject as you mentioned so when he service members and even.
Just regular old people who did not -- -- of our country but maybe had some other issues as you mentioned.
I some of the different things that can cause eyesight problems and as we also know the stuff is gonna shrink down technology -- so.
Answer one day gonna see it's going to be something even smaller than having to -- pack on your hip and -- and glasses you know who knows what we're gonna see in a lifetime.
-- very thank you so much you find her article online of course foxnews.com talking about the -- -- a guy you can learn more about it there and Alison thanks again for joining us as always there's the world's only by -- -- guys keep getting better that's the topic.
And check it out on foxnews.com.
Thanks appreciate it -- and -- a.
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