Wednesday 23 December 2009

Intimate Displays: Bionic Contact Lenses

Is bionic vision in your future? It might be if engineers can perfect a contact lens filed with electronics. As this ScienCentral News report explains, engineers have demonstrated how to put electronics inside a contact lens.

Babak Parviz at the University of Washington, in Seattle introduces us to the point of where science fiction meets reality with prototype contact lenses embedded with a wireless display, that picks up power beamed from nearby radio sources, perhaps, in the future a cell phone.

Bionic essentially means increasing ordinary human powers by the means of electromechanical artificial body parts. When the inventors complete their development of this device, its more than likely that they will only be initially available to the military.

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