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Could Google's Project Glass be used in contact lenses?

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Google's now testing its Project Glass augmented reality glasses, but it sounds like this is only the first step in its AR plans. According to the New York Times, Google's hoping to bring this technology to contact lenses, as well.

Contact lens display
Contact lens display

Google's now testing its Project Glass augmented reality glasses, but it sounds like this is only the first step in its AR plans. One of the engineers on Project Glass, Babak Parviz, is an associate professor at the University of Washington who specializes in bionanotechnology and helped to create a single pixel contact lens display, which was recently tested on live animals. Obviously, a lot more than a single pixel will be needed for this technology to be useful, Google appears to have the right people in place to take augmented realty from glasses to lenses. We're years away from that being a reality, but it's something to look forward to if you think the Project Glass hardware is just a bit too obtrusive to wear on a day-to-day basis.