Scientists Create the World’s First 3D-Printed Bionic Eye


Semiconductors convert light into electricity.

Researchers at the University of Minnesota have fully 3D printed a bionic eye, Science Daily reports.

The eye consists of an array of light receptors on a hemispherical surface. This discovery could someday help blind people see or sighted people to see better.

The research was published last month in Advanced Materials, a peer-reviewed scientific journal covering materials science.

“Bionic eyes are usually thought of as science fiction, but now we are closer than ever using a multi-material 3D printer,” said Michael McAlpine, a co-author of the study and a professor at the University of Minnesota.

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