The USA startup Mojo vision yesterday unveiled a working prototype of what it claims to be "the world's first truly intelligent contact lens".
It is not the first, promising attempt to transform contact lenses into a reference tool and information.
Smart contact lenses are essentially miniature displays that can be conveniently attached directly to the eyes like a pair of smart lenses.
The company said in a press release that smart contact lenses could provide guidance, sport results or even allow the wearer to see in the dark.
"There is no way people will understand that you are wearing these smart contact lenses, we want the interaction to be subtle and minimal, using only the eyes," senior vice president of product and marketing told IEEE Spectrum. Steve Sinclair.
See with your eyes closed
The company promises that its smart contact lens will be as discreet as possible, giving you the "information you need when you want it, without being bombarded or distracted by data when you don't need it," Mojo Vision CEO said. Drew Perkins in a note.
Since it is a contact lens, the screen will still be visible even when the eyes are closed.
Intelligent contact lenses, technology
The technology behind the small device is impressive. A miniature MicroLED display in the center of the smart contact lens has a pixel density of 14.000 pixels per square inch (ppi). A world record, according to the company. The iPhone 11 Retina display, by comparison, has a pixel density of just 323 ppi.
The startup is now collaborating with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to develop a final product, intended for the blind, that complies with regulations and standards.