Saratoga, California-based Mojo Vision has made some rapid advances in its attempt to make smart contact lenses. The latest iteration of its lens under development will feature eye-tracking technology as well as in-eye display capabilities, the company said in a blog post.
The wearable technology market is currently being flooded with smartwatches & fitness bands. Previous attempts to make smart glasses have either failed or been highly controversial. Founded in 2015, Mojo Vision hopes to break that curse with wearable eye technology that combines the best of both worlds.
Mojo Vision’s smart contact lenses
The first iteration of Mojo Vision contact lenses featured nothing more than a single LED & wireless power. In a short period of time, lenses have become much more advanced and now feature a high-resolution micro-LED display, the ability for wireless data transfer and eye controlled user experience, CNET reported.
Mojo Vision claims its micro LED screen is the world’s smallest yet densest screen. Measuring less than 0.5mm in diameter, this display’s density is approximately 14,000 pixels per inch, capable of displaying bright text, rich graphics & Videos, which can work when the user is outdoors, indoors, or even with their eyes closed.
The company has opted for 5GHz radio communications to ensure low-latency performance, which is a key factor in AR displays. Unlike AR headsets that rely on cameras, the Mojo Vision lens uses a built-in gyroscope, accelerometer, & magnetometer to track eye movement and works with proprietary user experience software to deliver on-screen content.
These are powered by medical-grade micro batteries & Mojo’s proprietary power management system, which not only enables wireless charging but also all-day performance.
All features aside, the lens is unable to perform the multitude of functions while it’s on your eye and rely on a relay device to do most of the processing. The companion device will likely be worn on neck, the company told CNET, even-though it hasn’t even given anyone a preview of the device yet.
Mojo Vision has already found use cases for these lenses in high performance athletes and is testing them with Adidas. However, the company does not have regulatory approval to test them on the eye. For more than 3 years, it has worked closely with the USFDA to achieve this, after which you may even see the prescription grade contact-lenses from company.
Sooner or later, smart contact lenses hit the scene.