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New autofocus technology could be used in Apple and Nokia phones

10/12/2011, One of the limitations in most phones that pack cameras is the lack of autofocus. This is due to the fact that focusing is achieved by the moving of lenses, which requires energy – and since phones (especially smartphones) don’t have a lot of...

Microrobot used to administer drugs in eyes

03/17/2011, Some scientists at the Institute of Robotics and Intelligent Systems in Switzerland are developing tiny, electromagnetically controlled microrobots that can swim on the surface of a patient’s eye. These robots then stay there for months, releasing...

A computer in my eye: the millimeter scale computer is here

02/22/2011, The University of Michigan has announced that it has built a computer so small that it can be implanted in (or around?) the eye of Glaucoma patients to monitor eye pressure. If you’re not familiar with Glaucoma, it’s a disease that causes the...

Telescopic Eye Implant Approved By The FDA

07/08/2010, As we age, often our eyesight isn’t as good as it used to be, but with technology moving at such a fast pace, maybe we’ll have robotic eyes by the time we’re old. In the meantime, VisionCare Ophthalmic Technologies has had its...

Head Mounted EyeSeeCam Tracks Your Eyes

05/26/2010, Ever been in the scenario where you wish your computer knew what you were seeing and if it could track where you’re looking at? The EyeSeeCam might be what you’re been looking for. This rig is attached to your face and uses four cameras, two...

Solar Powered Eye Implants Are Coming

01/03/2010, One of the biggest problems faced by researchers who are working on eye implants is the source of power; after all, you’re not going to plug yourself into a wall socket for charging, are you? It seems some that folks over at Stanford might have come...

Eyes to get high definition artifical lens

12/03/2009, Surgeons have managed to work on a new kind of artifical lens that can be implanted into the eyes using a standard procedure for cataracts, where these new artifical lens will offer high definition capability as they can be fine-tuned for focus a few days...

Electronic contact lens applications…

09/01/2009, What would happen if you could have a display as close to your eyes as it can get? Some say “augmented reality”, but there are lower hanging fruits that might even be more useful. Assuming that the resolution is as high as what you eyes...