Jason Esterhuizen, who is blind, describes what he sees to UCLA Health researchers. He is the world's second recipient of an experimental device that directly signals the brain, restoring his ability to perceive light and motion. Patient rooms and nursing support were provided by the UCLA Clinical and Translational Research Center.
The National Institutes of Health’s Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative funded the study at UCLA, with device development and support from Second Sight Medical Products, Inc. Pouratian serves as a scientific consultant to Second Sight. UCLA CTSI's Clinical and Translational Research Center also provided patients rooms and nursing support.