Contact lenses with real-time info display | On Call

November 23, 2011 by MassDevice staff

Researchers develop the first prototype version of a computerized contact lens that can display information updates.

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MASSDEVICE ON CALL — Researchers unveiled the first prototype of a contact lens capable of displaying information updates that the wearer can see.

The concept device only displayed one pixel, but has applications in gaming, navigation and even health readings, according to researchers at the University of Washington in conjunction with Aalto University Finland.

Significant improvements are still necessary to make the lens fully functional as a remotely powered, high resolution display, Medgadget reported.

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Researchers presented their findings in the Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering.

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