Augmented Reality in a Contact Lens

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Tue, 06 Oct 2009 11:10:13 GMT  <== Science/Technology ==> 

Babak A. Parviz at IEEE Spectrum - a University of Washington researcher describes contact lenses he's working on, which superimpose an electronic image on the natural world image. The Cyborg is born! Well, not quite yet. They've done trials on live rabbits, but aren't yet ready for human subjects. And at present, the electronic image is only 8x8 pixels in size. The world's smallest banner ad.

Cyborg Contact Lens

Babak A. Parviz wakes up every morning and sticks a small piece of polymer in each eye. So it was only a matter of time before this bionanotechnology expert at the University of Washington, in Seattle, imagined contact lenses with built-in circuits and LEDs. "It's really fun to hook things up and see how they might work," he says.

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