Scientists build contact lens displays with nanomaterials

Working with researchers at Samsung, a group led by Jang-Ung Park, a chemical engineer at the Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, mounted a light-emitting diode on an off-the-shelf soft contact lens, using a material the researchers developed: a transparent, highly conductive and stretchy mix of graphene and silver nanowires. By doing this, researchers have created transparent conductors that can drive LEDs while remaining flexible enough to sit on a contact lens. Although it would be an exaggeration to call this a display, since there is just one pixel, it’s possible to further this technology in future contact lens displays.




Scientists also see the seemingly inevitable, Glass-like wearable display as just one development path — they’re working on bio-sensors and active vision correction.

Contact lens displays would be too cool to resist, aye?




One response to “Scientists build contact lens displays with nanomaterials

  1. Pingback: Researchers devise contact lens with built-in LCD | Super Science 9.2·

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