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DARPA Works On Virtual Reality Contact Lenses 129

gManZboy writes "Binoculars and night-vision goggles have their limits. So DARPA is doing work at Washington-based Innovega iOptiks to create wearable eye lenses with tiny, full-color displays onto which digital images can be projected, to give soldiers better situational awareness. The lenses would allow users to focus simultaneously on images that are both close up (perhaps a display) and far away (perhaps a battlefield.) Using virtual reality technologies to improve how soldiers perform on the battlefield has been a particular interest of the U.S. military for some time."
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DARPA Works On Virtual Reality Contact Lenses

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  • Short on details (Score:4, Interesting)

    by Undead Waffle ( 1447615 ) on Thursday February 02, 2012 @02:37AM (#38900271)

    The article doesn't really give details on how it works. It sounds like these are just contacts you can project images onto. If that's true then you need a projector somewhere pointed at the eye. If that's true why bother with a projector rather than just using a pair of glasses? I'm not really seeing the advantage to this technology other than to say "hey we projected something directly onto someone's eye!"

    Unless I'm mistaken and these have their own power source or something, which would be quite impressive.

  • by vlad30 ( 44644 ) on Thursday February 02, 2012 @04:05AM (#38900563)
    I'd say someone watched torchwood

He's dead, Jim.