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How many years will it be until we're wearing augmented reality contact lenses? Well we don't have AR glasses yet but I've seen the closest thing to contact lenses that display things and it's made by a company called Mojovision.


Here's my latest demo, so I saw Mojo's technology back in 2020 before the pandemic, it was the last thing I saw at CES in Las Vegas and I went and took a look at this really wild display technology that had a tiny micro LED display that I could peer at through a little lens that I held up to my eye but the technology was not just meant to be held up to my eye it's supposed to be worn in your eye.
Mojo has been working on this for years and now has a prototype that it's almost ready to start testing internally I did not wear it in my eye but I got to do the next best thing which was again hold it up really close and take a look at what was new. So I took a look at this in our office and was on my first trip back in the city in a while so I'm wearing a mask and I'm taking a look at this lens and it's similar technology to what I saw before but what's new is eye tracking.

So this lens has not only a micro LED display which is about 250X250 pixels according to Mojo but it also has motion sensing technology kind of similar to a smartwatch. It's got an accelerometer, a gyroscope, and a magnetometer for eye-tracking that's because it's sitting on your eye. Usually, eye tracking in VR and AR would use something like infrared to take a look at how your eyes moving this is on your eye as it's moving so it will calculate the distance through its motion sensors. Since I wasn't wearing it on my eye what I had to do was lift my head up and move around to get a sense of it. Not the same thing so who knows how it'll feel in my eye but that idea is pretty fascinating and it's key to what the company is doing for how you control the contact lenses.

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There's a ring-like interface that will be used to look up and around and be able to bring up an app glance at it activate it have it come into your vision and then glance away to get rid of it. I got to try out basically very early prototype concepts of what apps might look like so I got to look up and take a look at a concept of a travel app where suddenly I saw an arriving Uber or I got to look at plane seats and take a look at where I was sitting or my flight information there was one where I glanced and I got to see a simulated fitness readout to you know to see what heart rate might look like popping up in my field of view there was a teleprompter app which you know brought little texts that I could read and there were a couple of images I could look at to see how good the display quality.


It's a Monochrome green display with kind of a Grayscale shading possibility but images actually look really crisp despite being that low pixel count from the way that I looked at it in my eye certainly good enough to read and good enough to make out images. So this lens is not a product yet if you look at Mojovision's timeline this lens is the next in an iterative process. This lens design according to them does have motion tracking capabilities. It also has tiny batteries like the type that are in pacemakers, a little array of them, and an ability to communicate wirelessly but this is not a standalone device. This is going to communicate short-range to a neckband-like processor that's going to be able to communicate over a proprietary wireless technology based on five gigahertz but very short range so that the battery on the contact lens doesn't wear out and it doesn't overheat.

The other thing that that does is move all the processing off the lens except for a couple of power management things so it's kind of like that's a wearable display and then you're getting the processor around your neck and it can interface with a phone. The long-term goal is to have not have that processor thing at all but it's definitely there as an intermediary.
Right now the company is looking at possibilities for how this technology can be used not only in things like vision assistance which was like an early demo I saw a couple of years ago that could outline objects and be able to enhance images that would require some sort of camera technology as well that would interface with the lens but they're also looking at ways to work with fitness companies. There's already a partnership where certain fitness companies are already exploring maybe how the interface would work, would it make sense for athletes there's possibilities for things like training the company talks about how eye tracking similar to how eye tracking already works in a lot of industrial applications could be used to pay attention to things like what your attention and focus is like or even check for possible neurological conditions like a concussion.

So all of that is speculative and possibilities down the road for research and the for next step is for the company to start actually wearing this lens which should start happening according to them really soon. So again you know I got to look at this eye tracking display technology is that augmented reality it's not the same thing as you know casting 3D objects into the real world like when you wear say a magic leap or you know Snapchats glasses or any of the technology that we see coming soon but it is a form of augmented reality in that it will display things that you could see while interacting with the real world.
One app that I saw really did feel like AR which used the magnetometer to turn the world into a compass. I was able to turn and see the compass readout tick off over the lens as I turned around the room that kind of blew my mind because it showed me that really you're talking about a display and motion tracking and the possibilities after that are really can go as far as the processing that you interface with that and how it interacts with the world.

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These lenses are made to be worn and then removed where they'll charge in their own little case wirelessly overnight and disinfect and then you keep wearing them again at another point. I have so many questions for how this technology will actually work not only would I want to see how the real eye tracking interface functions which I only got to see again in the sort of turn my head way and with a prototype that they enabled using eye tracking VR with a vibe pro that simulated what the interface would feel like there are a lot of unknowns and the company acknowledges this talking with  one of their executive Steve Sinclair. He was admitting that this is not a product yet and that we're looking at something that is just in the early days of being tested and certainly the pandemic factor into some of the delays. I think on this too but I think that as we go forward and we start thinking about where these displays are going. What is augmented reality, what is health tech, there are a lot of interesting ideas that Mojo vision is exploring.


I'm really curious how prescriptions will work because right now I've had a hard time even getting AR glasses to work with my really bad prescription so if these could solve that and I could wear them that's interesting. Am I comfortable with the idea of putting something with a lot of chips and you know a tiny display and a battery in my eye? No! that freaks me out but if it could really assist something and it was proven to be reliable that's intriguing.

There is no other technology that I've ever seen that does stuff like this. There are a couple of other companies including one called in with that is looking at the idea of other embeddable technology in contacts but this is the only demo that I've ever seen that has put a tiny display like this into something that's so small that you can put it into your eye.

It's early steps for where this technology is going and again we still have to see AR glasses come to fruition but Mojo vision's idea is pretty wild and I guess I'm taking a look at one next step after this they said the goal is to still get to prescription lenses and to cover that very large amount of tech on the lens into something like an artificial Iris to have it blend in and not look quite as strange when wearing it it's a hard contact lens and it's got a battery and it's got technology. So it is strange but there are possibilities for how this could be maybe of assistive use. Anyway that's what I got to see so far, If you have comments leave them below. Thanks for reading till here and that was an early look at high end contact lenses with mini displays inside made by Mojo vision. Hope you liked this post and if you did, do consider sharing with your friends and family as well.

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