Thursday, 3 September 2009

Contact lens displays

Having read far too much science fiction, I've been eagerly awaiting progress in wearable computers and augmented reality over the next few decades - something rather more immersive than the current crop of mobile phones will be nice. There are already one-eye head-up-display overlays available, and chunky google-glasses, but what if you could have a near-invisible display with you all the time, right on your eyeball?

A research group at the University of Washington is working towards contact lens LED displays. They've already managed to make something with a (very) low-res grid of working LEDs. Nice.

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