2014 Undergraduate Summer Research Program Participant

Home Department: Engineering Physics
Supported by: The Rose Hills Foundation and Bio-X
Mentor: Daniel Palanker, Ophthalmology

Alex Martinez's research in Dr. Palanker's lab focuses on developing a photovoltaic retinal prosthesis for restoring eyesight to the blind. Specifically, he is developing software around three tasks: 1) Developing real-time video processing algorithms that can be adjusted so as to optimize performance; 2) Implementing "smart" computer vision algorithms to further enhance performance; 3) Implementing software on a mobile phone platform (android OS) and developing tests to evaluate efficacy of the device when in use.

Poster presented at the Stanford Bio-X Interdisciplinary Initiatives Symposium on August 27, 2014:

Simulating and Enhancing Vision through Photovoltaic Retinal Prosthesis

Alex Martinez1,2, John Doherty1,2, Daniel Palanker1,2
[Department of Opthalmology1 and Hansen Experimental Physics Laboratory2, Stanford University]