New smart contact lens crammed with Google Glass-like tech
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Last Updated: Wednesday, June 12, 2013, 17:05
  
Washington: Researchers have created a Google Glass-like device on a contact lens.

According to Technology Review, the team developed a "transparent, highly conductive, and stretchy mix of graphene and silver nanowires" that it then attached to an off-the-shelf soft contact lens to give it Google Glass-like features.

The lenses were tested on rabbits because of similarities with the human eye and were found to be fully functional.

The researchers noted that the rabbits didn't attempt to rub their eyes nor did they grow bloodshot after five hours of testing.

"Our goal is to make a wearable contact-lens display that can do all the things Google Glass can do," research leader Jang-Ung Park, a chemical engineer at the Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, said.

True smart contacts with heads-up displays are still quite a few years out, however - the "display" on the tested lens was only one pixel.

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First Published: Wednesday, June 12, 2013, 17:05


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