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Posted by on Jun 12, 2013 in Hardware News |

Scientists working on smart contact lenses

Scientists working on smart contact lenses

One of the main problems facing is its large volume. The device is still too great, and nevertheless, does not offer much battery.

Korea and Switzerland Scientists believe the intelligent lens built with a new generation of nanomaterials would be a better way to go.

A team led by Jang-Ung Park, Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, managed to mount a light emitting diode in a contact lens. The team used a special material, a mixture of graphene nanowire elastic and silver.

They tested in rabbits. The test specimens did not appear to notice the lenses, and rubbed their eyes. Meanwhile, a Swiss team in Sensimed is working on a lens to monitor the 24-hour intraocular pressure of glaucoma patients. As in the case of rabbits, the patients did not appear to notice them, either.

Professor at the University of Washington and founder of the Google Glass, Babak Parviz, has also ventured into the screens of contact lenses, but they were built with rigid, non-transparent, which was not practical or comfortable.

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