In a study published today in IOP’s Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, researchers constructed a computerised contact lens and demonstrated its safety by testing it on live eyes. There were no signs of adverse side effects.
At the moment, the contact lens device contains only a single pixel but the researchers see this as a
proof-of-concept for producing lenses with multiple pixels which, in their hundreds, could be used to display short emails and text messages right before your eyes.
The device could overlay computer-generated visual information on to the real world and be of use in gaming devices and navigation systems. It could also be linked to biosensors in the user’s body to provide up-to-date information on glucose or lactate levels — via redwolf.newsvine.com