Contact Lenses With In-Built Virtual Graphics on the Anvil

by Rajshri on  November 16, 2009 at 6:40 PM Research News
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 Contact Lenses With In-Built Virtual Graphics on the Anvil
The idea of projecting images into the eye from a contact lens is being explored seriously by researchers.

Scientists at the University of Washington are labouring on a contact lens that is a prototype of a device that could display information beamed from a mobile device.
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The proposal was the brainchild of Babak Parviz, at the University of Washington, in Seattle.

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"Our hope is to create images that effectively float in front of the user perhaps 50 cm to 1 m away," News Scientist quoted Parviz as saying.

The expert further said that future versions would be able to gather power from a user's cell phone without obscuring the wearer's view.

Mark Billinghurst, director of the Human Interface Technology Laboratory, in Christchurch, New Zealand, added: "A contact lens that allows virtual graphics to be seamlessly overlaid on the real world could provide a compelling augmented reality experience."

The team is due to present their prototype at the Biomedical Circuits and Systems (BioCas 2009) conference at Beijing.

Source: ANI
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