Samsung Developing Contact Lens Micro-Computer [Rumor]
According to some sources, multiple research organizations have reportedly been developing a micro-based material which could be used to revolutionize the computer industry with the development of smart contact lenses.
One of the companies working towards this goal is Samsung, and it has allocated two of its departments to the research and development of a contact lens micro-computer.
We don’t have much in terms of detail, but what we do know is that the team successfully integrated an LED (light emitting diode) into a normal retail soft contact lens that can be brought right of the shelf. The team then proceeded to attach the diode using a combination of graphene and silver nano-ware, replicating one pixel from a standard monitor.
The project leader Jang-Ung Park, a chemical engineer at the Ulsan National Institute, announced in a press release; ‘Our goal is to make a wearable contact-lens display that can do all the things Google Glass can do’. So it looks like Google could have some competition — though not for a while yet.
So far the technology has only been tested on rabbits, as they seem to have a similar eye-structure to that of humans. Therefore, testing on rabbits is the most logical solution to discovering if the contact lens micro-computer would have any negative reactions on humans. Just for the record, no negative reactions on the rabbits were recorded.
Don’t get too excited as the technology is still an extremely long way from hitting the market, the main reason being, only one pixel has been attached to each contact lens. So for now, it doesn’t look like Google have much to worry about as far as having any Glass competitors just right now, or any time soon.