- For the very first time, an augmented reality (AR) contact lens was worn on the eye of a human subject.
- AR contact lenses pose wildly difficult engineering challenges, the biggest of which is finding a way to provide these tiny devices with power. A company called Mojo Vision has done that.
- One day, we will look back at the years when people walked down the street, necks bent, staring down at little screens in their hands as an absurdly primitive way to interact with information.
According to the company, the Mojo Lens has a 14,000 pixel-per-inch MicroLED display with a pixel pitch (the distance between adjacent pixels) of 1.8 microns. For context, an iPhone 13 with a Super Retina XDR Display has 460 pixels per inch resolution. In other words, the Mojo Lens hardware has about 30 times the pixel density of a current iPhone. In addition, these lenses include an ARM processor with a 5GHz radio transmitter, along with an accelerometer, gyroscope, and magnetometer to track eye movements. And all of this sits directly on the human eye.
I knew glasses were capable of similar functionality. I expected the next stage in the evolution would be brain implants. Contact lens? I would have never imagined it was possible.
I want a development kit. I’d combine the GPS and other capabilities of your cellphone to give you ranging and windage targeting adjustments corresponding your current rifle and ammo for anything you looked at.