Image Source: Ghent University

BY KERRY LEARY
ANCHOR NEVILLE MILLER

An LCD display embedded into a contact lens seems like something out of a James Bond movie...  but surprisingly, it may be available for normal folk soon. Mobile Magazine reports:

Right now, the display can only show basic graphics but the possibilities are endless... in the future, the lens could have better graphics or even serve a medical purpose, like the lense protecting the retina from sunlight. 

Researchers at Ghent University in Belgium created the lens and say it will never replace an actual movie screen, but it could be interesting to show road directions or text messages on the lens via wireless technology. But for now, Engadget reports:

“What appears on the lens wouldn't be visible to folks who wear it, however, since eyes can't focus at such a close range … In the future, the tech could be leveraged for medical purposes, such as controlling light transmission to the retina when the iris is damaged...”

NDTV notes, the lens could also be used for cosmetic purposes, for example, the lense could change the color of the iris, allowing the user to change it to suit their mood, or maybe match their outfit.

Scientists say now that they’ve developed the technology, they can start working toward real application which could be available in the next few years. 

 

Researchers Create Contact Lens With LCD Display

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Dec 10, 2012

Researchers Create Contact Lens With LCD Display

 

Image Source: Ghent University

BY KERRY LEARY
ANCHOR NEVILLE MILLER

An LCD display embedded into a contact lens seems like something out of a James Bond movie...  but surprisingly, it may be available for normal folk soon. Mobile Magazine reports:

Right now, the display can only show basic graphics but the possibilities are endless... in the future, the lens could have better graphics or even serve a medical purpose, like the lense protecting the retina from sunlight. 

Researchers at Ghent University in Belgium created the lens and say it will never replace an actual movie screen, but it could be interesting to show road directions or text messages on the lens via wireless technology. But for now, Engadget reports:

“What appears on the lens wouldn't be visible to folks who wear it, however, since eyes can't focus at such a close range … In the future, the tech could be leveraged for medical purposes, such as controlling light transmission to the retina when the iris is damaged...”

NDTV notes, the lens could also be used for cosmetic purposes, for example, the lense could change the color of the iris, allowing the user to change it to suit their mood, or maybe match their outfit.

Scientists say now that they’ve developed the technology, they can start working toward real application which could be available in the next few years. 

 

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