California-based Mojo Vision developing smart contact lens

17 January 2020 (Last Updated January 17th, 2020 14:26)

California-based Mojo Vision is developing a smart contact lens with a built-in display, providing beneficial patient information to prevent loss of focus.

California-based Mojo Vision developing smart contact lens
Mojo Vision is developing first true smart contact lens. Credit: Business Wire.

California-based Mojo Vision is developing a smart contact lens with a built-in display, providing beneficial patient information to prevent loss of focus.

Under the research and development (R&D) phase, Mojo lens offers Invisible Computing, a platform that provides information instantly, allowing individuals to interact with each other.

For over a decade, Mojo has been holding patents required for the development of an augmented reality (AR) smart contact lens.

The company is carrying out feasibility clinical studies for R&D purpose under an Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval.

Mojo is planning an early application of the new lens to provide enhanced image overlays for the people with low vision.

The company’s CEO Drew Perkins said: “After extensive research, development, and testing, we are excited to reveal our product plans and begin sharing details about this transformative platform.

“Mojo has a vision for Invisible Computing where you have the information you want when you want it and are not bombarded or distracted by data when you don’t. The technology should be helpful and it should be available in the moment and fade away when you want to focus on the world around you.”

Mojo Lens will offer real-time contrast and lighting enhancements in addition to zoom functionality.

Furthermore, the smart contact lens allows a hands-free experience and provides an enhanced functional vision to support mobility, reading, and sighting.

Mojo Lens will help workers or specialists in businesses and organisations to access real-time information without looking down at a mobile device.

Recently, a research team from Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH) developed smart light-emitting diode (LED) contact lens for diabetic diagnosis and retinopathy treatment.