Mission Impossible-style contact lenses that can take pictures and scan data are a step closer to reality -
South Korean scientists have created soft contact lenses fitted with LEDs, bringing the possibility of transparent, flexible materials that can be programmed to take pictures or scan a step closer to reality.
Researchers at Ulsan National Institute of Science & Technology combined graphene with silver nanowires to form a thin, transparent electrode capable of stretching, which overcome the weaknesses of each individual material.
The newly invented electrodes have widespread possibilities, including taking pictures with soft contact lenses.
In January last year, they created a prototype of a hard augmented reality contact lens capable of receiving radio signals and transmitting them to the brain through optical nerves, according to Desktop Engineering.
Transparent electrodes are more commonly used in touch screen computers, flat-screen TV and light-emitting devices.
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