Digital Contact lenses: Bionic vision
Scientists have taken the first step toward creating a technological gadget. The digital contact lens. A new generation of contact lenses. Perfect vision that has been redefined by technology which gives you the vision of a cyborg.
Contact Lenses for the Digital Age
A technological gadget was developed that could redefine the meaning of perfect vision. A team of scientists with the support of eye surgery specialists have developed an innovative digital contact lens that will allow the person to have 20/20 vision. The gadget, powered wirelessly by radio waves is yet another step towards the realization of the cyborg human being whose capabilities are enhanced with the help of modern technology. This technology would allow you to achieve an incredible vision. The device will be able to transmit vital information of each person who wear them. On the "display lens" and fueled by a micro solar panel which will hold information about your vital signs, such as body temperature, pressure, blood glucose, cholesterol, sodium and potassium. A lot of information. I am concerned this could possibly progress into holding more than just medical information. Through the surface of the eye, it would track all of this information. The eye would be a port of bodily data access.
The lens may provide us with better quality of life
Its uses are virtually endless. This device could possibly be used in the future as a natural evolution of game consoles, TVs, computers (with a connection to the Web) and car navigational systems. Scientists who have worked on the super contact lens for years still face a series of challenges before they can create a prosthesis that is perfected. Safety first. Researchers must be able to reduce any type of health risk due to prolonged use of the electronic device on the eye. For the moment, the prototypes have been used on rabbits without adverse effect and for 20 minutes per session.
To overcome this difficulty, the prosthesis is subjected to new tests, but this time on human beings. It will then be delivered to the Food and Drug Administration to assess its approval . However, it will still take many more years of testing before you can purchase the digital lenses. It's more likely that the idea of super contact lens will be developed in the form of Eyeglasses. It would not be a safety concern if the digital technology were to be installed into your prescription Eyeglass lens, because you would only need a frame that would not come into contact with the surface of the pupil.
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