Many new materials have been developed for the digital tech industry , as a result we now have flexible surfaces that display graphics. These even have programed responses to change the display according to how the surface is bent. Although we think compared to what is possible some of these are still crude that we have seen for the general public.
We are certain that DARPA (Defense And Research Projects Agency) along with many corporative interest want to make the ultimate smart lens,. That is if they haven't got it all perfected it already, as there are some variants that do exist for sure , these new materials mentioned will make this a reality and one day a common thing. GOOGLE glass caused a bit of a stir and then somewhat died out mainly due to people's concerns with privacy. It is used however in professions more than general public, this hasn't stopped them trying again with other ideas on owning your iris though. The ultimate goal is to have a wearable contact lens that actually over lays visual images and text like a computer screen.
Most of that same tech in google glass is possible to embed into a lens with the right materials, although it needs to be cost effective , infact its likely to have already happened inside programmes from DARPA for some time now. Of course this is a bold claim and we don't pretend to know for sure. however we do have news that the one company that has been the most aggressive about bringing electronics to contact lenses is ' Verily '. , which was actually a sub division of Alphabet who google is also a part of.
(we hope your learning something here this split up in 2014 into many companies under the Alphabet umbrella. Verily Life Sciences is basically the Alphabet independent subsidiary that's developing advanced contact lenses.)
in 2015 we had news that the latest Verily smart contact lens is actually injected into the eyeball, according to a published patent. So it's less of a contact lens and more of a surgical implant. in this technology your natural lens is actually removed from your eyeball. A fluid is then injected into the eye, and that fluid fuses with the eye's lens capsule as it solidifies. Inside this new, artificial lens lives storage, battery, sensors, a radio and other electronics. The artificial lens would take over the job of focusing light onto the retina, improving vision in numerous ways without glasses, but in a flexible, interactive way.
Verily is headed by Andrew Jason Conrad, who is also the inventor of the lens.
Verily is also working with Swiss drug maker Novartis to make and sell smart contact lenses to help people with diabetes track their blood glucose levels. they have also been awarded a patent for a solar-powered contact lens technology. one of the applications for smart contact lenses is the improvement of vision without glasses.
in 2015 we also had news that researchers at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, have invented a smart contact lens that can instantly focus the eye. it was said to be under development as a future product for an Israeli company called Deep Optics. The idea is based on the eye functions of the elephant nose fish. The lens uses electronic circuits and light sensors, which are powered by a solar cell, all built into the contact lens. When the sensors determine that the eye needs to focus, the chips command a small electrical current, this current changes the focal length of the lens in a fraction of a second. when we had this news the final development for a finished product was said to be 5 years away.
The University of Michigan scientists have also worked on building a contact lens that can give soldiers and others the ability to see in the dark using thermal imaging. The technology uses graphene, to pick up the full spectrum of light, including ultraviolet light. The graphene was integrated with silicon microelectromechanical systems (MEMS). As you might expect, there's some U.S. military funding behind the project.
this is an old set of information but we decided to publish it anyway, for 2 reasons, it seems most have little knowledge that is is going on and that we never published it when we had a similar website going a few years ago. But we are back. there is new info on all this as well, prepare to have ya mind blown. we have so many articles to come .