A team of researches from the University of Michigan have developed a tiny solar powered wireless eye sensor computer designed to be implanted into the users cornea. Its been designed to measure pressure inside the eye by pushing on the cornea, the eye’s clear outer coating. To help determine a glaucoma patients treatment, glaucoma is an eye disorder in which the optic nerve suffers damage.
Being so small the device requires only 47 microwatts to function by transmitting a single bit thanks to a pulse from a capacitor, and is capable of running for up to 28 days. Its not currently been trialled on human patients as yet and the Michigan team notes that human testing is still several years away.
More information on the development of the device can by found on the Spectrum ieee website.
**Image is for reference only and not the actual device.