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Digital Contacts Will Keep an Eye on Your Vital Signs

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posted on Sep, 14 2009 @ 02:26 PM

"Forget about 20/20. “Perfect” vision could be redefined by gadgets that give you the eyes of a cyborg.

The tech industry calls the digital enrichment of the physical world “augmented reality.” Such technology is already appearing in smartphones and toys, and enthusiasts dream of a pair of glasses we could don to enhance our everyday perception. But why stop there?

Scientists, eye surgeons, professors and students at the University of Washington have been developing a contact lens containing one built-in LED, powered wirelessly with radio frequency waves.

Eventually, more advanced versions of the lens could be used to provide a wealth of information, such as virtual captions scrolling beneath every person or object you see. Significantly, it could also be used to monitor your own vital signs, such as body temperature and blood glucose level.

Why a contact lens? The surface of the eye contains enough data about the body to perform personal health monitoring, according to Babak Parvis, a University of Washington professor of bionanotechnology, who is working on the project."

Just thought some of you would find this interesting....i certainly did.

Contact lens RFID chips, perhaps?

posted on Sep, 14 2009 @ 03:17 PM
If it gives me terminator vision i want one! I would love to see all my stats and stuff!

posted on Sep, 14 2009 @ 03:32 PM
same here.. in for one

I would like to test the beta version

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