Sight: Contact Lenses with Augmented Reality – Futuristic Video
Startup Mojo Vision presented working prototypes of contact lenses with integrated augmented reality technology.
To do this, the developers placed on them microdisplays with a resolution of 14 thousand pixels per inch, wireless radios, as well as image and motion sensors, so that they do not interfere with the eyes..
The first prototypes use wireless power, but in the future, engineers plan install batteries directly on the lenses and connect them to your smartphone. So far, a small external unit provides the built-in devices with energy and processes the data received from the sensors and sends information to the display..
Contact lenses can already display text and navigation instructions on the virtual display, highlight the outlines and shapes of objects with clear lines, projecting an image on the retina in the field of view.
According to the developers, their technology will not only allow people to get distracted from their phone screens, but will also help visually impaired people better navigate the world around them. For example, helping to identify the smile and other facial expressions of the interlocutor, read the inscriptions and navigate the world around.
The company also plans to add zoom functionality and eye tracking technology. This will allow you to change the displayed image and activate additional functions by blinking when you focus on a certain point..
Mojo Vision has raised $ 105 million in further development investment, but since lenses are considered medical devices, the project requires regulatory approval. However, the FDA has classified the project as a breakthrough device, so the approval process has accelerated and clinical trials have already begun..
We also previously reported on the development of contact lenses that are capable of broadcasting visual information wirelessly.
text: Ilya Bauer, photo: Mojo Vision