Mojo Vision have announced their progress on a tiny AR display they are embedding in their contact lenses. This will provide a digital layer of information that will be superimposed on what you’ll really see.
The lenses will have a hexagonal display – a ‘femtoprojector’ – which will expand the imagery optically and beam it to a central patch of the retina.
These new lenses contain a lot of electronics, including a camera to capture the outside world, a computer chip to process imagery and controls the display, whilst also wirelessly communicating to external devices.
Chief Technology Officer, Mike Wiemer, said "We have got this almost working. It's very, very close". The prototypes have passed toxicology tests and Mojo Vision have the hope that a fully featured prototype will be available later this year.
If this succeeds, Mojo Vision will help people with vision problems, as well as helping others such as athletes track their fitness statistics. It is going to be very interesting to see how this innovative product develops.
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