Artificial retinas on the way?

“Conformally wrapping surfaces with stretchable sheets of optoelectronics provides a practical route for integrating well-developed planar device technologies onto complex curvilinear objects.”

Say wha’?

That sentence, while almost incomprehensible to mere mortals, nevertheless heralds an interesting development in the technology that could prove to be the basis for artificial retinas.

Research at the University of Illinois’ Beckman Institute has resulted in a camera that uses stretchable silicon as a surface for an array of miniture light-sensitive elements.

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