The future of contact lenses is in Augmented Reality

For several years now, there has been talk of smart contact lenses that can provide the wearer with information in a timely manner, without having to wear uncomfortable and bulky devices.

At CES 2022 in Las Vegas, two ambitious projects in development were presented: that of Mojo Vision, which is collaborating with major fitness brands, and that of the company InWith, which opens the door to new possibilities for the “smart revolution”.

Mojo Vision contact lenses for sports

Mojo Vision in collaboration with the giant Adidas is working on the creation of a contact lens with microLED display that can provide live data on sports performance.

Partnerships in the sports world include: cycling and hiking company Trailforks, yoga brand Wearable X, ski brand Slopes and golf brand 18Birdies.

The screen is positioned exactly in front of the pupil, which allows access to all sorts of data in real time without interrupting the user or causing them to lose focus.

A potentially revolutionary idea that can be used in various fields.

A useful application of the lenses can be in the health sector and in emergencies that require prompt intervention: professionals can have the data they need in a short time and can easily access it.

In With unveils the first intelligent soft contact lenses

The world’s first soft, electronic contact lens has been developed by InWith Corporation. 

In an interview with CNET, CEO Michael Hayes revealed that they will work with one’s smartphone or other external devices to display real-time information about the world around us.

The lenses will be able to help people who suffer from presbyopia, or who are to focus on nearby objects.

The lenses, in fact, will adapt to different scenarios in real time, eliminating the need for multifocal or reading glasses. 

In addition, they will allow users to read information displayed in front of the pupil such as, for example, the speed limit on the road or the direction to take as suggested by the navigator.

A demonstration of InWith’s technology has yet to be seen, but the company is aiming for Food and Drug Administration approval in 2022.

When will they be seen on the market?

The road still seems long: significant progress has been made in the miniaturization of components and in the search for increasingly compatible materials but there are still issues related to power supply and stable wireless data transmission.

So we just have to wait! In the meantime, if you want specialized advice on how Augmented Reality can innovate and make your business unique, contact us and we’ll be happy to create and develop your custom project!