LED Lights Make Augmented Vision a Reality

LED contact lenses? University of Washington researchers have figured out how to implant semitransparent red and blue LED lights in contact lenses, for the purpose of receiving and displaying data in sharp visual images and video. This means wearers will literally be able to watch TV or view photos that are projected directly onto their eyeballs.

Once miniature green LEDs are developed (and they’re in the works, as of now), full color displays will be possible. Once that happens, the possibilities are endless. Think about everything your smart phone can do right now, and imagine the same being possible for your eyeball.

Lead researcher Babak Parvis comments: “You won’t necessarily have to shift your focus to see the image generated by the contact lens,” it would just appear in front of you and your view of the real world will be completely unobstructed when the display is turned off.

For some unfathomable reason, this scares the crap out of me. 

I have enough problems with regular contacts.

But reblogging for research later



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Posted 2 years ago at 07:03pm with 274 notes

  1. adnarimificationized reblogged this from maddswashere and added:
    Can I have these please!
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  6. eclectic-ellie reblogged this from saidtheraven-nevermore and added:
    First the surveillance hummingbirds like THG and now this? It’s the Uglies! :D
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  10. kablamber reblogged this from i-am-blacksmith and added:
    this will fuck up eye sights SOOOO badlyy
  11. kucala reblogged this from keybladerino
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  15. rolal reblogged this from tittypocalypse and added:
    We’re slowly making our way to making science fiction possible. And it’s pretty amazing.
  16. claustrophobiccandy reblogged this from calquinn
  17. anachronisticsiren reblogged this from tittypocalypse and added:
    Guys, we’re like this close to actually having Blind Mag vision…
  18. dannpire reblogged this from sephielya
  19. aquilacat reblogged this from sweethufflepuff and added:
    I’ll let everyone else test them out for problems before I even think of trying it, but it looks really really cool.
  20. sweethufflepuff reblogged this from sephielya and added:
    Ummm Yeah I want these for reasons
  21. sephielya reblogged this from bossykiwi and added:
    That would be awesome. XD
  22. bossykiwi reblogged this from sephielya and added:
    It would be cooler if the image actually came out like a hologram so you could be like Blind Mag. Lol.
  23. ahleh reblogged this from sephielya
  24. vodkamojitos reblogged this from tittypocalypse and added:
    Things that are so unbelievably cool. Can I PLEASE try?!
  25. tittypocalypse reblogged this from k3llyb3an
  26. brennerdee reblogged this from k3llyb3an and added:
    This does not seem safe, and scares the crap out of me.
  27. decepticonsocialjusticedivision reblogged this from robbiebaldwin and added:
    incognito—amadeus: So much better than headsets omg. But ah such cool technology!
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  30. nicooyo reblogged this from augusta-vradica and added:
    That is kind of creepy….