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Friday, January 25, 2008

The Bionic Eye

1:21 AM | lens with circuits

Created by University of Washington engineers, this lens combines a flexible, biologically safe contact lens with an imprinted electronic circuit and lights. The makers of this products state that this lens would generate a superimposed image onto the world around them. Currently they say this device could potentially be used by " drivers or pilots[. They] could see a vehicle's speed projected onto the windshield. Video-game companies could use the contact lenses to completely immerse players in a virtual world without restricting their range of motion. And for communications, people on the go could surf the Internet on a midair virtual display screen that only they would be able to see." This bionic eye would be able to be removed as easily as a contact lens. Read more about this prototype here.