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Thursday, January 17, 2008

Contact lenses with Circuits

contact_lense_circuits You have seen in many movies specially in Terminator, the bionic women use bionic eyes to zoom in on far-off scenes.

Engineers at the University of Washington have for the first time used manufacturing techniques at microscopic scales to combine a flexible, biologically safe contact lens with an imprinted electronic circuit and lights.

The lenses were tested on rabbits for up to 20 minutes and the animals showed no adverse effects.

People may find all sorts of applications for it that we have not thought about. Our goal is to demonstrate the basic technology and make sure it works and that it's safe," said Parviz, who heads a multi-disciplinary UW group that is developing electronics for contact lenses.

Installing and removing the lenses would be as easy as your normal lenses. But you have to wait till the engineers make this bionic eye fully comfortable for human being.

[via Futurismic]

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