Ghent University's centre of microsystems technology has developed a spherical curved LCD display which can be embedded in contact lenses and handle projected images using wireless technology. "Now that we have established the basic technology, we can start working towards real applications, possibly available in only a few years," said Professor Herbert De Smet...
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This is so Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol! From CBS Pittsburgh:
Forty-million Americans wear contact lenses. In the not so distant future, contacts may do a lot more than just help you see.
What if the lenses could look inside of you to diagnose, monitor and even treat disease? Sound far-fetched? Well, it may not be too far away.
The new generation of contact lenses is being called “smart lenses,” and they are packed with circuits, sensors and wireless technology – all designed to keep an eye on your health.
“There’s a possibility to develop a really, really important new tool for medicine,” said Babak Parviz, PH.D., the developer of the Smart Lens.
A team of researchers at the University of Washington built and are testing the smart lens. They believe it could one day replace the standard blood test…
[continues at CBS Pittsburgh]
A contact lens with transparent circuitry is being developed at the University of Washington, and “Those components will eventually include hundreds of LEDs, which will form images in front of the eye, such as words, charts, and photographs!”
They’ve already developed a lens-with-LED prototype that’s powered by 330 microwatts of wireless radio-frequency power, and believe the lenses could also be used as biosensors to deliver body chemistry readings (including blood sugar levels). “What we’ve done so far barely hints at what will soon be possible with this technology,” says Dr. Babak Parviz.
“We already see a future in which the humble contact lens becomes a real platform, like the iPhone is today, with lots of developers contributing their ideas and