Next Generation of Contact Lenses

(Thursday, January 17, 2008)



I know that we're all secretly dreaming of wearing contact lenses and watching certain, ahem, "videos" without people knowing. That just might be possible in a few years time.


Researchers at the University of Washington managed to embed an electronic circuit and LEDs directly into contact lenses, which seemed to look good on rabbit eyes. Though the circuit is not functional and the lights don't light up, the development shows that future applications like direct video to the eye may indeed be possible.
Although it doesn't look like anything you'd want to shove in your eye socket at the moment, it's only going to get better in the future. The people developing this want to make it delicate so it won't damage your eyes (duh..), but also make intricate enough so it can perform many tasks. It's still in the prototype stage, and it doesn't really do that much at the moment, so you'll have to wait a few years before you see anything major. Perhaps we'll even be able to surf the internet using these things. Wouldn't that be dandy? Of course, this technology would be embraced heartily. I mean, who wouldn't want to keep everything they see and do a secret? No one would be able to see what sites we're on, and no one could say "That's a gay site." Can't wait for this.

Gizmodo via Medgadget

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