For a long time, blindness was considered a permanent and irreversible condition. But according to two IUP students and their faculty mentor, those days might be numbered.
Sophia Berg and Victoria Jakicic presented research on prosthetic vision April 3 at the 13th annual Undergraduate Scholars Forum at the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex. It's a subject in which scientists, doctors, mathematicians, psychologists, and other researchers around the globe are working on to try to give people who suffer from blindness some amount of vision.
“There are an estimated 40 million blind people," Berg said, “so the demand for prosthetic vision is high."