‘Game Changing’ Technology Turns Contact Lenses Into Tiny Computer Screens

Contact lensShort Bytes: Scientists at the University of South Australia’s Future Industries Institute have used a polymer film coating that can conduct electricity. This electricity-conducting polymer film can make it possible to build a very small electric circuits on the lens, which would allow it to double up as a screen. This contact lens can also be used in Google Glass.

Some scientists at the University of South Australia’s Future Industries Institute have used a polymer film coating that can conduct electricity. This technological breakthrough came after a research work of almost two years and around a decade of deep research as per the Physics associate professor Drew Evans who describes this technology as a game-changing technology.

This eye lens which can conduct electricity and hence can also support a screen on the lens has been named as Optic-mistic.

“We’re talking about anything from a simple sensor that can measure the amount of glucose in your blood through to actually creating electronic displays. so, rather than having something like a pair of glasses that’s acting like a computer, you can actually generate images directly on your contact lens.”
— associate professor Drew Evans said.

The mention of glucose monitoring in blood in creating electronic displays has caught another attention in the market over the Alphabet which has also been working on a lens designed exactly for that. Verily is carrying out the research and production works for the Alphabet’s such lenses.

Verily was formerly known as Google Life Sciences. But it is apparent that Verily might not provide any wider functionality beyond tracking glucose levels.

However, the breakthrough in the contact lenses by Future Industries Institute could very well pave a way for putting Google Glass technology right into our eyes.

What do you think? What more breakthroughs this technological invention might bring in the future? leave your opinions in the comments below.

Also read: How Tiny RFID Tagging Chips Will Change Our Lives

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