The future is near.
While the world gets used to the fact,that soon at market will flood numerous augmented reality glasses, similar to Google Glass, scientists look in future. This means,that after the small displays on the glasses come super small screens, that are installed directly on the eye. A displays,built into contact lenses.
Samsung is in conjunction with the consolidated team of scientists from several universities officially announced the creation of a prototype the contact lens with integrated display. Reportedly, they are the most comfortable to use. It should be noted that the current prototype of the display contains only one LED pixel, food which is produced by means of silver nanowires,outstretched between two layers of graphene. This configuration provides adequate flexibility to the lens.
The authors of the project has already had time to test the lens,but among people volunteers not found, therefore had to take the rap poor rabbit. Contact lens did not cause any discomfort to the animal completely for five hours, it was generally inconspicuous. Of course, in practice, these displays will not be used directly, should take a few years, but scientists have already developed a clear understanding of which direction to work on.
To date, flexible electronics is one of the hot topics of research for the development of medical gadgets. The development of flexible electronics can lead to technological advances and breakthroughs, like, say, the transformation of an implantable vascular world in smart sensor and the emergence of contact lenses with built-in displays. Flexibility is a key feature for many technological innovations and for electronic contact lens important feature is the transparency of electronics.
Apparently, after 5-10 years of contact lenses with built-in display and even the "DVR" come out of the stage of laboratory samples. Even the original low resolution data displays will be offset by high mobility and ease of information: the letters and pictures will literally float before my eyes, that is not only convenient, but also useful for many professions, such as pilots or surgeons. Of course, man,who had never worn contact lenses, it is psychologically difficult to imagine that you want to place a foreign object directly to your eyes, but it is a matter of habit.