UTAH TECH UNIVERSITY'S STUDENT NEWS SOURCE | September 30, 2022

Engineers Create LED Display Wearable as a Contact Lens

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The future of TV screens just became much smaller if an engineering lab in the University of Washington has anything to say about it.

Created by a group of scientists as the brain-child of Babak Amir Parviz, scientists have engineered the world’s first wireless, computerized LED contact display. With the help of University of Washington ophthalmologist Tueng Shen, and researchers from Finland, Parviz’s new device is able to light up a single blue pixel.

Live rabbits have already been tested and indicate animals haven’t suffered any eye damage from the device’s physical state or image.

A few bugs need to be worked out before you’re updating your Facebook page via eye-contact. The hard plastic lens may limit airflow to the cornea, limiting usage. Also, minimal focal distance is on the list of issues.

Researchers are working to move toward a multipixel contact-lens so you won’t miss your favorite TV-show no matter wherever you’re at.