New smart contact lens crammed with Google Glass-like tech
Researchers have created a Google Glass-like device on a contact lens.
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.