Text messaging on a contact lens coming soon

Though I'm visually impaired, I've never been much of a contacts guy. Something about having something on my eyes all the time freaks me out. Though, my glasses never do project images that I can see just by having my eyes open. While contacts could for a while, the technology has gotten even better.

The previous displays, like the one linked above, could only show a few pixels to make up an image. As it would on a computer screen, this limits the quality of shown images. It also limits exactly what can be shown.

Researchers at Ghent University have now developed a curved LCD display which uses the entire surface of the lens.

"This will never replace the cinema screen for films. But for specific applications it may be interesting to show images such as road directions or projecting text messages from our smart phones straight to our eye," said Jelle De Smet, the chief researcher on the project.

Text messages in our eyes. The anti-social media folks will have a ball with that one.
Wit this technology, folks could also change the color of their eyes several times throughout a day. Nuts.

Take a look at this tech in the video below.

Via The Telegraph

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