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Bionic Contact Lens One Step Closer to Reality

Research on the “bionic contact lens” led by associate professor Babak Parviz has reached another milestone. According to their paper published in the Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, they have successfully demonstrated the safety of a single-pixel wirelessly powered display on a contact lens on a rabbit’s eye. Associate professor Brian Otis and graduate student Andrew Lingley are among the UW EE coauthors on the paper as well as a group of researchers Aalto University in Finland,  Yudo Liao and Ramin Mirjalili, both former graduate students, and Tueng Shen, an associate professor of both ophthalmology and bioengineering.

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Paper in the Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering
Babak Parviz' Faculty Page

Brian Otis' Faculty Page
UW 360 Video - April 2011: Bionic Eye

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