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Bionic eye heralds cyborg revolution - August 6, 2008 by Roger Highfield, Science Editor

An electronic eye that works like the real thing foreshadows the development of a new generation of bionic eyes and other "cyborg" technology seen in the film "Terminator" and other Hollywood sci-fi movies.

The electronic eye uses a curved detection surface like a human eye, made of "stretchable electronics."
The first of its kind, the bionic eye produces exceptional images with lower distortion and with a broader field of view than possible with conventional flat camera microchips.

However, the underlying approach to producing flexible electronic surfaces of silicon chip sensors could find uses in moulding chips to the human body and 'smart' prosthetics, leading to new opportunities for doctors to boost the body with electronics.

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