Neil, from Camden in London, had a series of operations in Barcelona between December and March to have the implant fitted. The antenna is composed of a camera on one end with an audio input on the other.
A wi-fi connector inside the chip also allows him to hear images sent from a mobile phone, so he can decipher colors without even looking at them.
The 31-year-old was born with achromatopsia, a rare condition that only allows him to see in black and white, and has been wearing an external electronic eye for about ten years.
Color frequencies are picked up through a camera in the gadget and transformed into sound vibrations. [H]e persuaded surgeons to implant the chip inside his head, working in a similar way to a cochlear implant.