Computerized “Bionic Eye” under development
We may soon be approaching the day where computerized contact lenses become a reality. These lenses have wireless internet connectivity and have the potential for unlimited uses. The researchers at the University of Washington have tested on rabbits with no negative effects. They plan to use the lenses to transmit personal medical information from a patient to a hospital once the devices have been fully tested for human use. Researchers believe that there are already usable versions of the contact lenses with the ability to send radio signals and detect glucose levels.
These lenses, if fully realized, have the potential to replace smartphones and other devices one day. They could serve as tiny computers and remove the need for a mobile device. Though the product won’t be available on this level any time soon, keep your eyes open for it in the next several years.