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Birdie to make -- Well you -- -- -- the seventies hit television series a Six Million Dollar Man starring Lee Majors who is billed as the first buyout action hero.
What was once Hollywood fantasy is now the real deal with the debut of the world's first bionic -- Second site is the company that has built the -- to retinal prosthesis.
It offers hope for blind people actually see and experience a world that cutting edge technology and it is amazing discovery and joining us now.
Doctor Robert Greenberg -- has a second site welcome great to have you here today.
Pleasure to be here's -- -- Let's talk for a moment about this ground breaking -- technology that we are.
Talking about right now tell us how is making a difference in the lives of those who have been blind for so many years.
Well this is this is a device that restores.
Vision to patients who have been blinded from -- in a statement cosa.
So the patients are able to.
Find a cross walk again they're able to the best patients are actually able to read with the device with and without the device they're completely blind.
It's called Argus to and it.
Tell us Powell this particular technology.
Is by far away some of the most important work that we're seeing out there and the kind of technology that is taking us into.
Realms of mere thought we could do before.
He has as you mentioned certainly the Six Million Dollar Man was an appellate influence for a lot of us and restoring vision for the blind with something.
Who we only thought of a science fiction but something with modern electronics and implants on these classes that were able to do now.
Well what's exciting about this for you personally obviously you've invested so much time money -- effort into this project.
What do you come away with when you see people having their ability.
To use this about a guy and actually experience.
The world in ways never would have imagined.
-- incredibly rewarding as you can imagine having it having a patient who hasn't seen in ten years and hasn't hasn't seen their loved ones hasn't been able to appreciate television or fireworks to finally be able to come from the darkness and back into the life it's.
It's an amazing experience for both the patients and the doctors.
My fans and others -- -- read that 75%.
Of blind patients who were given these.
Bionic eyes were able to correctly identify single letters and more than half.
Were able to read for that works.
No that's right actually we just published on the British journal ophthalmology and so it it's really gone beyond our our our expectations we we had hoped to provide just mobility.
And most of these subjects have gotten the Argus to -- implant can.
Be mobile with the device but in fact.
As he said many of the folks can actually read letters and even -- words and sentences.
Doctors really terrific as we certainly applaud you for the work that you've been doing and giving new hope.
To people who perhaps at one point and I thought they would never be able to see again thank you so much for joining us.
Thank you it's been a pleasure being here.
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