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Contact lenses that display text messages

0. phoneArena 09 Dec 2012, 03:13 posted on

Researchers at Ghent University in Belgium have been able to produce a spherically curved LCD unit...

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posted on 09 Dec 2012, 03:16 13

1. wendygarett (unregistered)


Cool, but no thanks...

I don't wanna end up getting eye cancer :/

posted on 09 Dec 2012, 03:26 11

3. mahmoudxcom (Posts: 7; Member since: 04 Jun 2012)


!! how this is related to eye cancer ?

posted on 09 Dec 2012, 03:32 12

4. wendygarett (unregistered)


Everyone knows that contact lenses is an unhealthy product duh :p

posted on 09 Dec 2012, 05:08 14

11. LOTR12 (Posts: 13; Member since: 04 Nov 2012)


Just like an 1080p 5 inch screen would give you eye cancer, huh. Oh wendy, you come up with the random-est comments ever.

posted on 09 Dec 2012, 05:16 2

13. kartik4u98 (Posts: 511; Member since: 19 May 2012)


+1...

posted on 09 Dec 2012, 05:42 3

17. wendygarett (unregistered)


Aww jeez, you still remember that? Lol
Don't forget the Google glass ya :)

posted on 09 Dec 2012, 06:56 14

18. sid07desai (Posts: 237; Member since: 03 May 2012)


I want them for my exams. If you know what I mean. ;)

posted on 09 Dec 2012, 14:47 3

30. Android4u (Posts: 456; Member since: 16 Aug 2012)


why? Your dumbass can't take an exam on your own? Pathetic...

posted on 09 Dec 2012, 14:37

29. lyndon420 (Posts: 1640; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


Would totally be cool if this lens tech was proven safe and lasted all day or longer. Until then I'd be happy with Google Glass...not keen on anything touching my eyes just yet.

posted on 10 Dec 2012, 21:43

44. Nadr1212 (Posts: 741; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)


FA LA LA LA DAYS!!!!!!

posted on 09 Dec 2012, 15:03 1

31. 1ceTr0n (Posts: 441; Member since: 20 May 2012)


Do shut up....

posted on 09 Dec 2012, 12:02 3

24. JohnnyBravo (Posts: 105; Member since: 02 Dec 2012)


Thumbs down on this one.

Let me just say that this was quite possibly the most ignorant comment Ive read so far in my short PA time. That is like a new Wonderbra coming out with enhanced boob lifting technology and people saying "no thanks it will give me breast cancer." No research done or anything...what?! And if you were just trying to start something in the comments section then it was pretty lame. Nothing personal just overall bad comment.

With that said, I look forward to this technology on all levels. I can totally see this being beneficial. Text messages, calls, Xbox integration just to name a few. These contacts will probably be very expensive when they come out but I for one will check them out. Not to mention they will make me feel like the T1000 Terminator muahahaha!

posted on 09 Dec 2012, 13:16 4

26. g2a5b0e (Posts: 1929; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


You crack me up, Wendy. I laughed for about 5 minutes after I read that.

posted on 09 Dec 2012, 14:09 2

28. danny_a2005 (Posts: 114; Member since: 06 Oct 2011)


Really? Actually... Phonearena wouldn't be the same without wendy's comment, they r so dumb... Lol

posted on 09 Dec 2012, 20:19 1

34. webOSlove (Posts: 101; Member since: 20 Feb 2012)


I didn't know eye cancer existed. Thanks for the tip.

posted on 09 Dec 2012, 23:17 1

38. maier9900 (Posts: 257; Member since: 17 Dec 2011)


These kind of lenses are in use already by the government. And not only them, if you got money you can get them.

posted on 10 Dec 2012, 00:31 1

40. MauriceGerald (Posts: 18; Member since: 09 Dec 2012)


Wendy you are great like always :)) I was waiting this comment from you :)

posted on 10 Dec 2012, 00:33 1

41. MauriceGerald (Posts: 18; Member since: 09 Dec 2012)


Wendy you are great, like always:) Waiting this post from you:)

posted on 10 Dec 2012, 23:18 1

45. Xquisite (Posts: 87; Member since: 23 Apr 2012)


You have to be one of the most successful trolls EVER.

posted on 09 Dec 2012, 03:24 1

2. mahmoudxcom (Posts: 7; Member since: 04 Jun 2012)


that's nice but i've thinking they will have hard time to implement the wireless and power in one package to make this lenses wearable.

posted on 09 Dec 2012, 13:32 1

27. Ivan6479 (Posts: 243; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


I was thinking the same thing!! It's a cool concept, but it may be some time away before seeing something like this actually in the market place.

posted on 09 Dec 2012, 03:38 4

5. Thephonegeek (Posts: 118; Member since: 22 Nov 2012)


RIP healthy eyes.

posted on 09 Dec 2012, 04:32 3

10. bbblader (Posts: 532; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)


screw that I already have -4 D. I don't wan't to be even worse

posted on 09 Dec 2012, 16:55

32. BattleBrat (Posts: 884; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


I use contacts, as long as you keep them clean and make sure your eyes are properly hydrated you'll be fine.... whiners....

posted on 09 Dec 2012, 03:42 2

6. Dr.Phil (Posts: 818; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)


I wonder how your eyes will be able to adjust from going to reading very small text right in front of them to refocusing away. Not to mention the cost of having these. I'll stick with Google Glass for now.

posted on 09 Dec 2012, 20:59 1

36. raunak (Posts: 490; Member since: 12 Oct 2011)


lol you dont have to "refocus away". Just like in glasses, the actual glass is really close to the eye but the image formed is far. Which is why the text will look like it is a feet away or two, depending on how far they want it to be.

posted on 10 Dec 2012, 07:37

42. troutsy (Posts: 211; Member since: 17 Feb 2012)


I don't think that is right at all. The actual image is generally "far" away from your eyes. The lenses are close to your eyes, but they simply adjust how the virtual image is being projected onto your retina.

I think it's like the Batman symbol floodlight (but in reverse); you can't just stick a Batman sticker on a flashlight and point it at the wall.

IMO, the only viable applications for this are to adjust how your eyes appear to other people.

posted on 09 Dec 2012, 03:50 1

7. MeoCao (unregistered)


Nice eforts, but not really a breakthrough. The key is cramming large number of pixels into a small screen, once that is achieved we can see lots of different uses for it.

Currently Google Glass is the most suitable for consumer use.

posted on 09 Dec 2012, 04:06 1

8. Nikolas.Oliver (Posts: 1340; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


Cool.. I wanna change my eye color into blue

posted on 09 Dec 2012, 04:23 1

9. Shubham412302 (Posts: 293; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


so may be the age of transparent phones is comming

posted on 09 Dec 2012, 05:13 1

12. UdhaiyaPrasanth (Posts: 72; Member since: 05 Sep 2012)


Mission Impossible inspired..?

posted on 09 Dec 2012, 21:23

37. TheCynicalTechie (Posts: 54; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


This was being developed long before the movie came out.

posted on 09 Dec 2012, 05:17

14. techloverNYC (Posts: 254; Member since: 20 Nov 2012)


damm this is the future

posted on 09 Dec 2012, 05:21 1

15. Lawliet (Posts: 160; Member since: 02 Jul 2012)


Great for cheatings

posted on 09 Dec 2012, 05:39

16. kirholstov (Posts: 129; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


Future is closer than we think it is

posted on 09 Dec 2012, 07:01 1

19. VJo003 (Posts: 316; Member since: 11 Mar 2012)


Beautiful

posted on 09 Dec 2012, 08:05 1

20. mydi.maus (unregistered)


i got this last Christmas..and shoots laser.but its useless.

posted on 09 Dec 2012, 08:21 1

21. coppico (Posts: 22; Member since: 03 Dec 2012)


what are you saying w/ the $ sign designers?? that it's costly? lol

posted on 09 Dec 2012, 08:41

22. dexter_jdr (Posts: 1001; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


how does it uses electricity to work?

posted on 09 Dec 2012, 10:09

23. cripton805 (Posts: 907; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)


I had this idea over ten years ago when I was ten years old!!! Damn. I should have bought the patent!!!

Except it was with mobile gaming and artificial holograms through the lenses.

posted on 09 Dec 2012, 20:41 1

35. RubiksGuy (Posts: 9; Member since: 26 Jun 2012)


Speaking of which... MicroSystems better haul a$$ to the patent office before Apple gets there and claims that this was their original invention!

posted on 09 Dec 2012, 12:59

25. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


How does it communicate wirelessly? How is it powered?

The lcd might be ready in a few years, but all the other components still need tons of work.

posted on 09 Dec 2012, 19:35

33. MC1123 (Posts: 1220; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


kinda good butr scary idea... and how will you read a text on contact lense?

posted on 09 Dec 2012, 23:22

39. Janell (Posts: 5; Member since: 23 Jul 2012)


I can see it now (no pun intended): you'll choose your AT&T-type carrier, then the 4G LTE version of speed, and pay according to REMs between messages. In my Dallas hair salon, I'd blink between appointments and make new ones. How cool!

posted on 10 Dec 2012, 13:30

43. aahmed215 (Posts: 74; Member since: 18 Jun 2012)


Reminds me of the Futurama episode where they install the Apple product in the guy's eyes.

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