US startup Mojo Vision announced that CEO Drew Perkins has conducted the first eye test of the company’s AR contact lenses.
Mojo Vision has been researching the design of smart contact lenses since 2015. The latest prototype, Mojo Lens, has the world‘s smallest and highest density display screen, a single-color Micro LED display with a diameter of less than 0.5 mm and a resolution of 14,000 ppi per inch.
The contact lens is equipped with an ARM Core M0 processor, a 5GHz radio for ultra-low latency communication, and an accelerometer, gyroscope and magnetometer to precisely track eye movements. At the same time, there is a medical-grade micro battery on the periphery of the contact lens, the capacity helps to operate all day, as well as power management circuit and wireless charging system.
It is worth noting that this contact lens does not require a hand-controlled instrument or a smartphone, and can be operated simply by moving your own eyes.
Perkins said finding himself able to interact with a compass, find bearings, and view pictures and use the on-screen teleprompter to read familiar quotes, “I’ve experienced firsthand the future of invisible computing, and it’s inspiring to wear this lens, dear. Seeing the future was so amazed that I was speechless.”
According to the report, Mojo Vision will have a series of people test the lens, provide feedback, and then a revised version will be further developed and submitted to the US FDA for approval. At the same time, the company is working with app developers to build functionality for the device when it launches.
Perkins pointed out, “We want to see Mojo Lens change the lives of visually impaired people and improve their ability to perform everyday tasks that we have always taken for granted. When amateur and professional athletes wear Mojo Lens, it helps them train smarter, maintain Focus and perform at your best.”
Mojo Lens hasn’t yet predicted when it will hit shelves, but Steve Sinclair, the company’s senior vice president of product and marketing, previously estimated that smart contact lenses would cost about the same as a high-end smartphone. At the moment it sounds like it might also be a bit of a hassle in the installation part as it is designed to work only in a certain orientation.
However, Mojo Lens may represent the next stage of AR helmets. With the advent of color display screens, I believe it will bring more surprises to people’s technology.
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