The way we engage with technology is always evolving, and experts in the field believe the metaverse—a spatial internet that combines digital content with the actual world—is the next big step. However, how will one engage with the metaverse in the future? Well, the answer could be a smart contact lens. Today, in this article, we are talking about smart contact lenses.
How smart contact lenses will change the face of VR and AR?
Today’s virtual and augmented reality hardware is cumbersome and ineffective. Although that sounds like science fiction, we might be getting there soon. According to Mojo Vision, their smart contact lenses have a mini LED display and medical-grade micro-batteries and are currently a working prototype.
The CEO of Mojo Vision, Drew Perkins, recently declared that he was the first person to experience an “on-eye” demonstration of the technology. He only wears one lens at a time, and only for one hour at a time. The ultimate objective of Mojo Vision is to make two lenses function as a pair, enabling the wearer to view images in 3D, much to how VR and AR now function.
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The Mojo lens has a Micro LED display with 14,000 pixels per inch, but it is only 0.2 inches (0.5mm) in diameter. It is completely self-contained. However, Mojo claims that the display has the greatest density ever made for dynamic content, which is only natural given that it is physically resting on your eye. Perkins claims that using the Mojo gave him access to both a live compass and text blocks for use as a teleprompter. Since there isn’t a touch-sensitive interface, eye movements are used to control every aspect of navigation.
The Mojo lenses are noteworthy since they are largely self-contained. A tiny ARM M0 processor, a microbattery, and a proprietary integrated circuit for power management power the gadget. So, if you were hoping for comfort that would last all day, it still seems far away. Although it appears to be quite futuristic, Mojo is still bound by some technological restrictions. For instance, the lens uses a “relay accessory,” which is a necklace. The processor, GPU, and 5GHz radio in this device are used to send and receive data from the lens. For better connectivity, the user now needs to wear a hat with an integrated antenna. According to CNET, Mojo is attempting to do away with this in the prototype.
How far we are from using it?
The technology is still far from ideal, but Mojo Vision thinks it is making progress toward creating a practical innovation that might receive FDA approval. To make sure users can use the Mojo lens for longer periods of time without any problems, the business aims to carry out more clinical tests. We should have these devices in our heads in around ten years, according to Perkins.