Clever scientists from the Centre of Microsystems Technology (CMST) of Ghent University have revealed a new curved LCD display that’s small enough to be embedded within a contact lens.
Unlike existing LED displays of a similar size, the display technology allows anything from one pixel to many to be displayed on the surface – making it possible to display images like a dollar sign, as seen in the video above.
The potential uses for the dinky curved LCD – which works using conductive polymers – are numerous. It could be tinted, blocking light like a miniature pair of sunglasses – or changing the colour of your eye on a whim. It could even be used to create a miniature heads-up display, like the one seen on Google’s Project Glass – although the idea of being badgered by adverts right in front of our eyes sends a shiver down our spine.
Expect the first applications of the conductive polymer-based curved LCD display to arrive in a few years. Until then, marvel at the video above.
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