New research focuses on design for tiny sensors in lenses.
A new study has advanced an early concept for self-correcting contact lenses aimed at helping folks with presbyopia, Discovery News writes. The article says the latest research focuses on a design for “tiny sensors that can acquire images under low-light conditions” that’s basically an attempt to mimic the light-gathering capabilities of the retina of the elephant nose fish. (You read that right.)
“It’s a very challenging project,” says Hongrui Jiang, an engineering professor at the University of Wisconsin who published the study. “You need to get tunable lenses, a power supply to drive the lens and the electronics, and everything needs to be flexible.” He says that developing a working prototype for the technology is still five to 10 years away.