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Night Vision Could Be Coming To Your Contact Lenses Soon

Night Vision Could Be Coming To Your Contact Lenses Soon

by Stephen BrownMarch 24, 2016

Using Graphine, Scientists are developing contact lenses that allow you to see in almost zero light

Night Vision Could Be Coming To Your Contact Lenses Soon

Researchers at the University of Michigan have unveiled plans for a smart contact lens that could provide  its wearer with clear vision in almost  complete darkness.
The team says that by integrating Graphene inside the lens, they can build a sensor capable of capturing every form of  the visible light spectrum and converting it into infrared (night vision) in almost total darkness. Zhaohui Zhong, professor of  computer engineering at the U of  M says “Graphene turns the received photons into what is known as a ‘hot carrier’ – an effect that can be measured, processed, and turned into an image. The prototype, which is in its final stages, is set to be clinically tested by Fall 2014.

Representation of what a person might see in the infra red spectrum using the contact lenses at night.

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Stephen Brown @SteveBTech is a Technology Entrepreneur, Programmer, & Int'l CES Judge. Along with being the founder of DigiLyfe, and Nubby.co, he is the founder of DigitalAfro.com, & StemStars.org an organization that teaches K-12 Students Science & Technology.

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