Contact Lens Computer

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A group of scientists led by Jang-Ung Park from the Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology are developing electronic contact lenses to provide users with augmented reality as well as continuous medical monitoring. Using nanomaterials embedded inside each contact lens, researchers are able to solve previous issues in contact lens displays. The group has developed a new material that is “a transparent, highly conductive, and stretchy mix of graphene and silver nanowires” able to house the light-emitting diodes needed for monitoring and displays. The lens has been tested on rabbits and deemed safe even after five hours. The goal of the group is to mimic the technology of Google Glass, without the need for a pair of glasses.

(Source: MIT Technology Review)

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