Health  Mexico Project #4763

Human Artificial Vision. Prosthesis for the blind.

by Vision Artificial Para Personas Ciegas


Change radically the quality of life of blind people through a non-invasive visual prosthesis that allows them perceive images in real time.

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According to Pan American Health Organization, in Mexico exist a blind population of 2 millions; living at the metropolitan area (organization address): D.F. and Estado de Mexico. This sector lacks of a visual prosthesis that allows them the lecture of any press or digital text without the necessity to be in Braille format, as the perception of images that let them navigate and interact in a dynamic scenario. This project had change the life of 930 blind people in the last 5 years.


Sensitize blind people with knowledge, skills and aptitudes that allow them: Lecture of any press or digital media. Recognition of high quality images. Total reintegration of the blind person in a real time scenario (independent navigation)

Long-Term Impact

The prosthesis make possible for 930 blind people the unlimited acquisition of information and image perception. Actions that had beneficial repercussions in their academic formation reflected at long term in dignified jobs appropriately remunerated.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


Popular Article: How the visual prosthesis works?
Scientific Article: Development of the prosthesis.
Video of the organization.
Information about the organization.

Organization Information

Vision Artificial Para Personas Ciegas

Luis Octavio Ortigoza Ayala
Project Leader:
Luis Octavio Ortigoza Ayala
Naucalpan de Juárez., Estado de México, México Mexico

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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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