Augmented Reality contact lenses – eyePhone

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Augmented Reality apps have been popping up all over the App Store, but they are about to meet their match in terms of portability. The University of Washington has a team working on soft-contact mounted displays which project images directly onto the retinas of the wearer. Better yet, the contact lens will be ‘powered’ by external radio waves like those a mobile phone emits, so you can probably imagine the possibilities.

Augmented reality (AR) is a term for a live direct or indirect view of a physical real-world environment whose elements are merged with (or augmented by) virtual computer-generated imagery – creating a mixed reality [Wikipedia]

A Few App Store Augmented Reality apps at the App Store:
Layar B.V., Layer Reality Browser, FREE, 0.5 MB (3GS)
Layar Reality Browser

ozPDA, Sun Seeker: 3D Augmented Reality Viewer, 2.99$, 0.4 MB (3GS)
Sun Seeker: 3D Augmented Reality Viewer

Craic Design, Pocket Universe: Virtual Sky Astronomy, 2.99$, 2.0 MB
Pocket Universe: Virtual Sky Astronomy

Off Panel Productions, ARGH – Augmented Reality Ghost Hunter, 1.99$, 7.7 MB (3GS)
ARGH - Augmented Reality Ghost Hunter

[via CNET UK]

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