Forget Fixing Poor Eyesight… How About Improving Eyesight With A Virtual Overlay

from the just-like-the-terminator dept

I’ve never needed corrective eyewear of any kind (though, I sense I may finally be reaching the point where I need to explore such things), and I have to admit that I’ve always been a bit squeamish about the concept of putting contact lenses in my eyes. But with some engineers working on ways to build a virtual display system into a contact lens, so you can overlay what you see with additional information, it may become way too tempting not to use contact lenses at some point. Forget computer screens… you could just do all your computing with your eyes closed (or open). Suddenly, the whole concept of augmented reality becomes a lot bigger than just some silly app on your iPhone. It sounds like the prototypes are still pretty early stage, but this is one “science fiction” type idea that seems like it may actually have a chance of becoming real at some point.

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Anonymous Coward says:

Cool!

One thing though is that every elctronic emits heat and I wonder if it will be safe for long periods of time to use such a device or if as radio tower technicials know those circuits could absorb those wavelenghts and transform them into heat and that would be bad for eyes everywhere LoL

But aside from that and some minor issues like toxic materials(kidding) it is still a cool concept. Maybe it will be possible to use organic electronics to do it.

Ronald J Riley (profile) says:

Thinking Ouside the Box

Mike,

It is nice to see you thinking outside the box. Keep that up and you just might learn how to become an inventor. And then you might actually understand just how much work goes into producing an invention and the need for inventors to be fairly compensated so that they can afford to continue to invent.

With this would come an understanding that all those self professed “innovators” who build their fortunes stealing from actual inventors are scum. While not every scummy patent pirating “innovator” is a member of the Coalition for Patent Fairness & PIRACY the group most certainly has a significant percentage of the worst players.

Ronald J. Riley,

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Tek'a R (profile) says:

Huzzah, Augmented Reality. Now i just need my rigger implants.

More.. i mean, Less to the point RJR, These guys are real inventors. that means that they are actually creating something and improving on it. See you back here later when a larger firm buys the tech (legally) and suddenly gets sued by someone owning an ancient patent on “System of displaying images”.

Not because that person has anything to do with this development, but simply because they were waiting for a target with more money then a university.

boo bad lawsuits that could stifle innovation.
Hooray cyberpunk future!

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