Augmented Reality in a Contact Lens
A new generation of contact lenses built with very small circuits and LEDs promises bionic eyesight
Image: Raygun Studio
BY Babak A. Parviz // September 2009
The human eye is a perceptual powerhouse. It can see millions of colors, adjust easily to shifting light conditions, and transmit information to the brain at a rate exceeding that of a high-speed Internet connection.
But why stop there?
Here is today's addition to the WITII list (What if the Impossible Isn't?) I've been writing more about AR lately (who hasn't) and expect to continue as both research such as this and infant applications increasingly merge into the mainstream. Glasses and goggles make sense too and may be possible sooner. Implants have additional benefits and applications.
This is a longish article, at least by today's online reading standards, but it is well worth the read to get a glimpse at what is currently possible and what is about to be.