Technology start-up Mojo Vision has launched the world’s first working smart contact lens prototype.
This contact lens is basically a miniature display that can be worn in the eye. The manufacturers say that in the beginning, it could give directions, sports results, or even allow you to see things in the dark. It’s basically a miniature computer. The best feature is that no one will be able to say that such a contact lens is inserted. It’s designed to be invisible, and according to the company’s vice president of product and marketing, the company has created this technology so that interaction with the contact lens is extremely small – all can be done with eye movement, ensuring that no one knows about its existence in the human eye.
Needless to say, this type of technology has countless applications and the possibilities are endless. There is a huge amount of work to be done before a product can be released, including the FDA’s approval of specific regulations and standards and whether such technology is harmful to human health.
In addition to the apparent invisibility of the contact lens, it will also be unobtrusive. The company’s goal is not to provide continuous information before your eyes. It will only display the required data at the time it is needed. This is especially important because the screen will also be visible when you close your eyes.
The technology behind this invention is very interesting. At the heart of the smart contact lens is a miniature MicroLED display with 14,000 pixels per square inch (a world record). By comparison, the iPhone 11’s crystal clear screen is only 323 pixels per square inch.
While this invention may seem unbelievable, this contact lens technology could very soon be a part of our daily lives. Despite being a prototype, the smart contact lens is a fully functional device that will soon be released.
This is how the future could look like. Do you think it is far-fetched?