Each week, we spotlight a cool innovation recommended by some of the industry's top tech writers. This week's pick is a smart contact lens.
"The first true smart contact lens" could bring augmented reality right to the surface of your eye, said Julian Chokkattu at Wired. California-based Mojo Vision has been working for five years on such a prototype, and it's still "a few years away from becoming a real product." But they are now able to demo a lens that lets you "look to the corner of your eye to activate an interface" for what is billed as the "smallest, densest display ever made."
One demo app, Speech, acts as a teleprompter in your eye, projecting a speech so you don't have to look down at notes. The lens — which also corrects vision just like a regular contact lens — could also be used to improve night vision by outlining objects and figures.
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