University of Southern California Department of Biomedical Engineering The USC Andrew and Erna Viterbi School of Engineering USC



The goal of our research is to understand the scientific basis for the epi-retinal prosthesis system, an implantable device that holds promise to provide useful vision to millions of people worldwide who suffer from macular degeneration or retinitis pigmentosa. Our emphasis is in: a) digital image processing for saliency algorithm; b) fundamental mechanical properties of eye tissues; c) neural response of retina to electrical stimulation; d) electrochemical basis for stimulating electrodes; e) functional imaging for cortical plasticity.

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