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Innovative retinal interfaces for optimized artificial vision – a new DFG funded Research Training Group

Peter Walter, Wilfried Mokwa and Sven Ingebrandt
From the journal Neuroforum

Corresponding author: Peter Walter, Department of Ophthalmology, University Hospital, RWTH Aachen University, Pauwelsstr. 30, 52074Aachen, Germany, E-mail:

Funding source: Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft

  1. Author contributions: All the authors have accepted responsibility for the entire content of this submitted manuscript and approved submission.

  2. Research funding: This work was funded by Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft.

  3. Conflict of interest statement: The authors declare no conflicts of interest regarding this article.


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Published Online: 2021-03-23
Published in Print: 2021-05-26

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