Smart Contact Lens

by Na'imah Zuki

in Products

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I believe that some of you are currently wearing contact lens. I have experience of wearing contact lens myself.

The current news mentioned that researchers have developed a smart contact lens that monitors the wearer’s health and could display the information before their eyes. This is amazing!

This smart contact lens has been developed by Babak Parviz (University of Washington), a contact lens scientist where it can measure the blood sugar levels of people with diabetes, by checking their glucose levels in tears. The lens is made from polyethylene terephthalate – used in plastic bottles. This device also sends power to the lens using wireless.

A prototype was developed in 2009 and since then the team has developed miniature red and blue LEDs that could be embedded in lenses to display colour images.

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Rowan February 12, 2011 at 10:11 pm

Wonderful article on lens.. i like this..

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Anita@African Mango Extract February 24, 2011 at 10:11 am

Finally something that can make us feel like we’re living in the 21st century, don’t you think?

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Earplug March 1, 2011 at 1:09 am

Well pretty soon there will me much more advancement in the field of eye care. There will be equipments that will cure eye problems in a matter of minutes.

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Artur@brokerage reviews March 6, 2011 at 11:59 pm

Sends power to lenses wirelessly? Wow! Amazing stuff! Too bad that the main news on TV are Lady Gaga and other bs.

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