When it comes to augmented reality (AR) based wearables, we’ve mostly seen them come in the form of smart glasses. However, the problem with such devices is that they’re big and sometimes a bit bulky, making them something you wouldn’t necessarily want to wear all the time.
However, the folks at Mojo Vision could have the answer to that problem as the company has recently announced that they have created augmented reality contact lenses. What this means is that in the future, users will not need to rely on bulky glasses for their augmented reality needs when they can just slip the contact lenses on their eyes and they’re good to go.
At the moment, the current iteration of the contact lens is wired and needs to be connected to an external battery pack, although to be fair, this was a prototype shown off at CES. However, the company expects that in the future, it could be wireless as the power source could eventually get integrated into the lens.
The company also envisions that these contact lenses could be used for medical purposes. It is unclear when the lenses will actually be launched commercially as it is still pending approval from the FDA, but for now, it sounds extremely promising.