Researchers to demonstrate augmented-reality contact lenses

A team at the University of Washington is developing a prototype contact lens that would function as an LED computer display, projecting images directly into a wearer’s retina.

The project was announced back at the start of January 2008. But now the team is preparing to show off its prototype at the BioCas conference in Beijing later this month.

“Our hope is to create images that effectively float in front of the user perhaps 50cm to 1m away,” University of Washington researcher Babak Parviz told New Scientist. This opens up the door to all manners of augmented-reality applications, similar to those location-aware apps seen on Android and the iPhone…[Read the Full Article Here]

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~ by clearvisioneyecare on November 19, 2009.

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