Contact Lens transmit Text Messages to Eyes

A Contact Lens that transmit text messages to eyes, developed by Ghent University’s center of microsystems technology.   Image credit: Ghent University     Watch the video…

A specially designed spherical flexible LCD display, allows the whole surface of the contact lens to be used.



The newly designed LCD embedded in the contact lens, projecting images using wireless technology.

Professor Herbert De Smet the chief researcher on the project at Ghent University, said:

“Normally, flexible displays using liquid crystal cells are not designed to be formed into a new shape, especially not a spherical one. Thus, the main challenge was to create a very thin, spherically curved substrate with active layers that could withstand the extreme molding processes.

Moreover, since we had to use very thin polymer films, their influence on the smoothness of the display had to be studied in detail. By using new kinds of conductive polymers and integrating them into a smooth spherical cell, we were able to fabricate a new LCD-based contact lens display.”



 

The new lenses will be available in five years and they will also acting as adaptable sunglasses!

 

via io9,   Telegraph

source Ghent University