Posted: November 23, 2011 by Wildcat in Uncategorized

Cyborgs of the future beware: Humans are working on computerized contact lenses with display technology. “Some day maybe we’ll have full-fledged streaming in your contact lenses,” said Babak Amir Parviz, an associate professor of electrical engineering at the University of Washington who co-authored a paper describing the computerized new contact lens in the latest issue of the Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering. Parviz, along with an international team of engineers, has constructed a contact lens embedded with a tiny LED that can light up when a wireless signal is sent to it. Parviz collaborated on the device with UW ophthalmologist Tueng Shen and researchers from Aalto University in Finland led by optoelectronics professor Markku Sopanen. Parviz’s group specializes in incorporating miniaturized devices into unconventional materials and has been working on functional contact lenses for a while, he said. (via Cyborg-style contact lenses closer to reality – Technology & science – Innovation – DiscoveryNews.com – msnbc.com)

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