Artificial Eye Vision Using Wireless Sensor Networks

El-said, S. A., and A. E. Hassanien, " Artificial Eye Vision Using Wireless Sensor Networks", Wireless Sensor Networks: Theory and Applications, USA, , CRC Press, Taylor and Francis Group, 2013.


In the past few years, many wireless sensor networks (WSN) had been deployed. It has proved its usage in the future distributed computing environment. Some of its specific applications are habitat monitoring, object tracking, nuclear reactor controlling, fire detection, traffic monitoring, and health care. The main goals of this paper is to describe the major challenges and open research problems of using WSN in healthcare and survey advancements in using WSN to build a chronically implanted artificial retina for visually impaired people. Using WSN in vision repairing addresses two retinal diseases: Age-related Macular Degeneration (severe vision loss at the center of the retina in over 60) and Retinitis Pigmentosa (photoreceptor dysfunction → loss of peripheral vision). The use of WSN in artificial retina provides new features that have the potential to be an economically viable to assist people with visual impairments.

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