The quest of restoring vision in blind patients through a brain prosthesis is on the verge of becoming reality.
Our goal is to provide profoundly blind people with artificial vision via an implant in the visual cortex, allowing people to recognise objects, navigate more independently, and enjoy enhanced quality of life.
Phosphoenix has raised pre-seed financing provided by the TTT Medtech Fund, FIRST Fund and Innovatiefonds Noord-Holland, to support the development of a brain prosthesis that stimulates nerve cells in parts of the brain involved in visual perception. Ground-breaking pre-clinical work demonstrating the efficacy of this approach has been published in one of the world’s top academic journals, Science. View our press release for more information.
We are creating the world’s first large-scale, chronically implanted, wireless device that imparts visual percepts directly to the visual cortex, through the translation of fundamental neuroscience insights into clinical applications.
We create breakthrough technology by combining expertise across the fields of brain-machine interfaces, neuroscience, materials science, microchip fabrication, artificial intelligence, and wireless power and communications. Our neuroprosthesis will enable blind people to regain functional vision, even after extensive damage to the eye or optic nerve.
Phosphoenix is a neurotechnology company, spun off in 2019 from the NESTOR programme (supported by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research). The co-founders are a closely knit team of leading neuroscientists, electronic engineers, and entrepreneurs.
With the right partners, funding, and resources, we aim to achieve our goals within a timeframe of several years. Interested in being part of this ambitious, life-changing journey? Contact us for more information regarding our future plans and investment needs!
Bert Monna (CEO)Hyperion Technologies, SystematIC design, Tiberion
Xing ChenExpert in brain stimulation.Assistant Professor,University of Pittsburgh
Pieter R. RoelfsemaExpert in visual perception.Director,Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience (KNAW)
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