Eyes On The Future

Not your average contact lens.

Not your average contact lens.

This is a busy time of year for robotics. Recent research being conducted out of the University of Washington gives a glimpse into the future of assistive technology for the very organs you’re using to read this text.

Techies, biomedical people, and health professionals will find this article fascinating. They’ll be glued to their monitors as they slowly scroll down the page in disbelief, I kid you not. As for the rest of you, here are some highlights:

“These lenses don’t need to be very complex to be useful… a lens with a single pixel could aid people with impaired hearing.”

“With basic image processing and Internet access, a contact-lens display could unlock whole new worlds of visual information, unfettered by the constraints of a physical display.”

“Rabbits wore lenses containing metal circuit structures for 20 minutes at a time with no adverse effects.”

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