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]
[via CNET UK]