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Company Unveils World’s First Augmented Reality Contact Lens

What’s all the triumph of technology for, if it is unable to benefit the disabled and add to the comfort of people? It’s quite appeasing to know how researchers are spending time to come up with products for the welfare of society. One with a similar objective is the Augmented Reality contact lens.

Designed and developed by Mojo Vision, the lens offers a built-in display that makes you independent of smartphones or any external screens. The startup has already gathered $100 of funding successfully. The entire framework is referred to as ‘Invisible Computing’, as the data is transferred wirelessly to the screen.

Quoting Drew Perkins, CEO Mojo Vision, “After extensive research, development, and testing, we are excited to reveal our product plans and begin sharing details about this transformative platform,”

Though diverse advantageous applications of the project can be anticipated, the present goal includes assisting the visually impaired beings. Vouching for the lens, Mojo says that it intends to minimize the use of mobile phones by giving you access to all sorts of real-time information. Furthermore, the startup gives credit to advanced technologies that have been integrated to make this miniature display.

The Mojo Lens is the first step in delivering Invisible Computing to the world. We look forward to sharing more information and demonstrating future prototypes as we get closer to bringing our product to market,” Perkins said.

Mojo promises to come up to its word, for which it has partnered with Vista Center, a non-profit organization in California.

Having a sneak peek into the specs of the lens, 14K pixels-per-inch, wireless radios, image and motion sensors, all equipped into the contact lens, though, keeping the comfort of the user, a major priority. You must be wondering, where the data shall be coming from? A small external pack comes in the package that not only performs the job of providing power but also gathers all the information coming from the sensors. The data is then processed, decisions are made accordingly and the results are sent back to the screen.

This is not a dream device! A working prototype has already been shown at CES 2020. The gadget highlighted shapes and even facial features. The demo also included the display of texts. For now, the screen could only show time and weather forecast, but many more features are in the queue.

Diving a little more, face tagging, translating multiple foreign languages, emotion-sensing and even, a talk with Alexa has also been planned to be incorporated in the final product.