This amazing technology, developed by Belgian researchers to allows information such as text messages from a mobile phone to the contact lenses.
‘Ghent University’s centre of micro-systems technology developed the spherical curved LCD display which can be embeded in contact lenses and handle projected images using wireless technology,’ The Telegraph’ reported.
Professor Herbert De Smet said that “Now that we have established the basic technology, we can start working towards real applications, possibly available in only a few years.”
The latest technology allows the whole curved surface of the lens to be used, not like previous contact lens displays, which are limited to a few small pixels to make up an image.
De Smet said that “This will never replace the cinema screen for films. But for specific applications it may be interesting to show images such as road directions or projecting text messages from our smart phones straight to our eye.”
The innovation is the first step towards wholly pixelated contact lens displays with the same detail as a TV screen.