Manjunatha Mahadevappa

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Three test subjects blind from retinitis pigmentosa were implanted with retinal prostheses as part of a FDA-approved clinical trial. The implant consisted of an extraocular unit that contained electronics for wireless data, power, and generation of stimulus current, and an intraocular unit that consisted of 16 platinum stimulating electrodes arranged in a 4(More)
PURPOSE To assess visual task performance in three blind subjects implanted with epiretinal prostheses. DESIGN Prospective, investigational device exemption trial. METHODS Three subjects with light perception or no light perception vision were enrolled at a single center. All subjects had retinitis pigmentosa (RP). Main inclusion criteria: light(More)
PURPOSE The goal was to evaluate how perceptual thresholds are related to electrode impedance, electrode size, the distance of electrodes from the retinal surface, and retinal thickness in six subjects blind as a result of retinitis pigmentosa, who received epiretinal prostheses implanted monocularly as part of a U.S. Food and Drug Administration(More)
The invention is inspired by the desire to understand the opportunities and expectations of developing economies in terms of healthcare. The designed system is a point-of-care (POC) device that can deliver heart-care services to the rural population and bridge the rural-urban divide in healthcare delivery. The product design incorporates several innovations(More)
PURPOSE To determine the best candidates (ie, those requiring lowest current levels delivered to the retina to elicit visual perceptions) for long-term implantation of a microelectronic retinal implant through a series of preoperative visual, psychophysical, and electrophysiological tests. METHODS This study protocol was granted an investigational device(More)
— This paper presents an electronic navigation system for visually impaired and blind people (subject). This system understands obstacles around the subject up to 500 cm in front, left and right direction using a network of ultrasonic sensors. It effectively calculates distance of the detected object from the subject and prepares navigation path accordingly(More)
This paper introduces a noninvasive and label-free approach for retinal angiography using Laser speckle contrast imaging (LSCI). Retinal vessel structure is segmented using a Hidden Markov Random Field (HMRF) based model. Prior to that, k-means clustering is used to obtain initial parameter set and labels for HMRF. Final parameter set for HMRF is estimated(More)