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10/8/2013 12:56 PM EDT
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krisi
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cool idea
krisi   10/8/2013 1:35:12 PM
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Cool idea...but how do you get energy to power the electronic contact lenses?

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Re: cool idea
rick merritt   10/8/2013 2:50:07 PM
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@Krisi: An integrated micro battery and/or energy harvester of course. Ambitious, I know!

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krisi   10/8/2013 3:16:01 PM
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Yeah, I know energy harvesting would be the best...but where do you put it? most harvesters require space, likely energy to be harvested is proportional to the volume of the harvester (or its surface)

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Sheetal.Pandey   10/8/2013 3:24:57 PM
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Actually many innovations can be done on contact lenses its jusf one has to thinkover and keep on challengng.

krisi
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krisi   10/8/2013 3:33:34 PM
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easier said than done ;-)

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Caleb Kraft   10/8/2013 4:23:28 PM
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Ben Krasnow sandwiched a coil between contact lenses and powered an LED while wearing it... in his GARAGE!

 

Check out the video, it is insane.

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Mott01   10/8/2013 5:12:01 PM
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Induction, perhaps?

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More SciFi to become reality
geekmaster   10/8/2013 5:17:17 PM
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A logical step in technological evolution for me but my daughter pointed out the Scifi series Continuum where contact lenses are taken to another dimension. Thinking back to some older Scifi shows, they already implied the use of tablets, video phones and tricoders. Maybe we should take a closer look at what SciFi shows us now. This may be soon the next gadget of technology. 

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krisi   10/8/2013 5:57:49 PM
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OK, the coil is in the lens now, I get that...where is the other coil and source of energy? (in a practical device)

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Auto-focus contact lens
DrQuine   10/8/2013 9:00:10 PM
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It seems that a much easier application would be to use a liquid lens and a distance sensor to produce a self focusing lens. The challenge, when driving, would be to avoid focusing on the automobile windshield and to focus on the road instead.

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