No longer science fiction, the bionic eye is a reality now according to Government Technology engineers at the University of Washington.
The contact lenses, which are solar powered and operate with integrated circuitry have thus far only been tested on animals. However, the lenses which do not impair sight, are overlaid with a display.
The idea is that they could be operated to utilize a zoom function, just like the old “Bionic Man” and “Bionic Woman” television characters. How cool is that?
One of the most amazing applications would be the possibility of surfing the web without a monitor, just viewing through the display in your contact.
OMG! That is perhaps just a little scary!
Solar Powered Contact Lenses
Tinkalicious — November 12, 2008 — Science
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