Solar Powered LEDs for Your Eyeballs

By: Katie Cordrey - Published: Mar 24, 2010 • References: & colourlessdesign
Solar-powered contact lenses have been the subject of scientific research for a while, but University of Washington professor Babak Amir Parviz and his students are working on their own version of the technology: augmented reality contacts.

To allow wearers to take advantage of augmented reality, the U of W design places hundreds of semitransparent LEDs into a thin lens in order to run applications. These apps could range from health monitoring to computer games. One interesting application may be on-the-fly language translation--future generations may have no need to conjugate those foreign verbs! Stats for Augmented Reality Contacts Trending: Older & Average
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