The future for contact lenses may have taken a turn for the better, with a team of researchers having created the first computerized lens. The lens which was tested on rabbits did not appear to have any negative side effects, however, it is the next stage of plans which have got people very excited.
Infovision super lens
The contact lenses being developed will one day allow the wearer to read emails, news reports and other digitalised information. In a nutshell, it looks as if people will have the same technology available to them that the Terminator cyborg’s had in the movie.
In its prototype stage at present the infovision super lens is aimed at allowing personalised information to be streamed across the user’s line of vision. The idea for the future version of the contact lens is to allow messages and images to fit onto the lens so that the user as access to them instantly, wherever they are.
This is an exciting bit of technology which could see people have internet enabled contact lenses multitasking on complex level which will bring about many other developments. As such in the future people will be looking through a lens similar to the vision of the cyborg assassin played by the famous Arnold Schwarzenegger in the Terminator movies.
The contact lens will be implanted with tiny pixels and an LED light which will be able to pick power and information through a wireless connection and an circuit. One beneficial aspect of the technology is that it could be used in the health profession.
The small addition to the eye will potentially be able to give up-to-date information on blood sugar levels and other information that will be viable through a very small device. Professor Babak Parviz is the man who created the prototype, he is a scientist from the University of Washington and his pupils.
Part of fiction
At the moment the idea is still at the planning stages but the Professor is confident that the technology only seen before in sci-fi movies will be more than just a part of fiction. He has estimated that it could be available within 10-years.
“Some day maybe we’ll have full-fledged streaming in your contact lenses. If we can make very small devices of various sorts, if we have the ability to put them into different materials, what can I do with this contact lens that I stare at every morning?” said Babak.