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Bionic contact lens 'to project emails before eyes'

A new generation of contact lenses that project images in front of the eyes is a step closer after successful animal trials, say scientists.

The technology could allow wearers to read floating texts and emails or augment their sight with computer-generated images, Terminator-syle.

Seattle's Washington University which is working on the device says early tests show it is safe and feasible.

But there are still wrinkles to iron out, like finding a good power source.

Currently, their crude prototype device can only work if it is within centimetres of the wireless battery.

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Not really surprised. I've always figured that sort of thing was what was coming next. A HUD right in your visual range; the question is how do you control it? Voice? I wonder how long it will be before we get to direct links into the visual cortex for a "BUD"; Brain Up Display.

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Video games turning into reality. We have drones and now we'll have the classic "heads up display". I just hope the options menu is well built so that I can adjust the opacity of my mini map. Any word on making it compatible with other devices so I can see the battery life on my cell phone like a health bar? Maybe track the amount of cash my budget allows me to spend weekly like ammo.

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Not really surprised. I've always figured that sort of thing was what was coming next. A HUD right in your visual range; the question is how do you control it? Voice? I wonder how long it will be before we get to direct links into the visual cortex for a "BUD"; Brain Up Display.

a friend of mine is actually working on a Senior Design Project that is installing a HUD into a motorcycle helmet.

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That sounds awesome. Can you say the name of the company?

No company, they're on their own for this project. As a result, unfortunately, this prototype will not have a transparent screen because the cheapest of those was in the range of $2,000, but I'm sure the concept could easily be moved to use one.

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