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Mojo Lens: AR contact lens successfully tested

The company Mojo Vision, which is dedicated to the development of AR contact lenses, has successfully tested a product for the first time. The contact lens was used company head Drew Perkins. However, there are still many hurdles to overcome before the product is ready for the market.

Has he seen the future?

Perkins raved about his own contact lens, “I’ve seen the future,” he said after the test. By his own account, he interacted with a compass during the test and used the device to orient himself. In addition, he claims to have used a teleprompter integrated into the lens to read a quote aloud.

Before the test, which Perkins says was the first on-eye demonstration of a fully functional AR contact lens, Mojo Vision had to clear some obstacles. In particular, creating a wireless power and communications supply for the lens was challenging. According to Perkins, however, the test demonstrated that all of this could be accomplished without wires – which is a basic requirement for using the lenses in the spirit of invisible computing.

Clinical studies are needed

However, this by no means means that the AR contact lens will be freely available in the foreseeable future. Further tests are first needed for this purpose, which will also be carried out by people outside the company. Mojo Lens intends to use the data generated in the process to further improve its contact lens. In conclusion, clinical trials are also needed to obtain FDA approval. Without such approval, the contact lens may not be offered in the USA.

A very similar product had been introduced by Lenstore about a year and a half ago. The iLens announced for 2021, however, is not on the market to date. Nor have tests been reported to date. This shows two things: Mojo Vision has actually come quite far, but at the same time it probably still has some tough hurdles ahead of it.

Technical features of the lens

Technical data on the previous version is already known. For example, the prototype is equipped with a micro-LED display that offers 14,000 pixels per inch. The display is tiny here: the diameter is 0.5 millimeters. The pixel pitch is 1.8 micrometers. The contact lens is also equipped with a specially developed minichip and a five GHz radio modem. In addition, there is an accelerometer, a gyroscope and a magnetometer. These parts of the lens are responsible for continuously tracking eye movements, which are used to control the lens.

Simon Lüthje

I am co-founder of this blog and am very interested in everything that has to do with technology, but I also like to play games. I was born in Hamburg, but now I live in Bad Segeberg.

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The company Mojo Vision, which is dedicated to the development of AR contact lenses, has successfully tested a product for the first time. The contact lens was used company head Drew Perkins. However, there are still many hurdles to overcome before the product is ready for the market. Has he seen the future? Perkins raved … (Weiterlesen...)

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