Smart glasses haven’t quite taken off as some might have hoped, but that doesn’t mean another form of eyewear can’t offer users a worthy augmented reality experience. Australian scientists have developed an electrically conductive contact lens with the potential to host miniature computer displays and sensors to help monitor health.
Researchers at the University of South Australia’s Future Industries Institute (FII) have made some promising advances in the realm of ultra-thin film technologies. They have previously developed a reflective thin film coating aimed at making cars more efficient and also smart windows to control the amount of light entering a room. Building on these technologies, the team is now turning its attention to the medical world.