With the complications faced by smartphone and tablet users in terms of augmented reality experience, Mojo Vision is experimenting on an AR capable contact lens, taking the augmented reality experience directly to the users’ eyes.
Augmented reality experience is only possible in sci-fi movies which are still odd fits in smartphones and tablets.
The technology is similar to the HoloLens or Google Glass. The essential difference lies in the fact that no one will know that the user is wearing a wearable tech.
The contact lenses are still far from shipping to a regular consumer’s home, but the company is stacking up funds to speed up the process of developing the technology. Several of the contact lenses’ features are still proof of concepts.
Mojo Lens has to work on entirely unprecedented areas of innovation that makes the development phase a long and arduous one.
What are AR-capable contact lenses for?
Steve Sinclair, senior vice president of product and marketing of Mojo Vision, is excited about the product not just because it’s gimmicky, but because of the contact lenses’ practical use.
Mojo Lens is a smart contact lens with a built-in display that gives you timely information without interrupting your focus
The main value that the lenses will bring to the table is on-demand information without having to pull out a phone from the pocket. Pundits are claiming that the Mojo Lens is the next frontier for technological innovation.
According to them, every 15 years, a new technology defines the track of the future of the industry. In the 80s it was the computers. The mid-90s experienced a big leap forward with the internet boom.
The mobile era defined the years following 2007. Now, experts are claiming that extra-personal device will be the next big thing.