Contact Lens Kinda Makes You Cyborgy

This one’s kinda hard to swallow so take a deep breath, open your minds, and pretend it’s 2100. I CONTACT is essentially a mouse fitted to your eyeball. The lens is inserted like any other normal contact lens except it’s laced with sensors to track eye movement, relaying that position to a receiver connected to your computer. Theoretically that should give you full control over a mouse cursor. I’d imagine holding a blink correlates to mouse clicks.

The idea was originally created for people with disabilities but anyone could use it. Those of us too lazy to use a mouse now have a free hand to do whatever it is people do when they sit at the computer for endless hours. I love the idea but there is a caveat. How is the lens powered? Perhaps in the future, electrical power can be harnessed from the human body, just not in a Matrix creepy-like way.

Designers: Eun-Gyeong Gwon & Eun-Jae Lee

202 Comments

  • lol I think that this is a pretty good idea. It seems like it would be impossible but none the less still a great idea :)

  • lol I think that this is a pretty good idea. It seems like it would be impossible but none the less still a great idea :)

  • anonnot says:

    does anyone realize that this is a completely sensible solution? Good god, there are quadriplegics right now using a program called quick glance so that they can operate their computers. they have a camera in front and two infrared light sensors tracking their eye movements. Blinking IS the way they click and the system is set up to help them type and what not. this would offer a simpler solution for them, without all the pesky camera adjusting and infrared panel adjusting.

  • anonnot says:

    does anyone realize that this is a completely sensible solution? Good god, there are quadriplegics right now using a program called quick glance so that they can operate their computers. they have a camera in front and two infrared light sensors tracking their eye movements. Blinking IS the way they click and the system is set up to help them type and what not. this would offer a simpler solution for them, without all the pesky camera adjusting and infrared panel adjusting.

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  • This very smart desgin
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  • Alix says:

    clicking: like the author said: blink – the device could be calibrated to differentiate between a normal (quick) blink and an intentional (slow[er]) blink OR
    winks or squints may be options as well.
    power: as mentioned, RF (coil) power
    but
    why this?
    why not just use/improve the current (camera) eye tracking technology?

  • Alix says:

    –oh, & of course, the cursor, if needed, could be like a translucent curcle or the like

  • sdklfjs says:

    im not putting anything electrical in my goddamn eyeballs

  • Rapbus says:

    This could have medical uses (people who are paralyzed can often communicate through eye movement), but to call it a mouse and offer it to consumers is a hideously bad idea. Contact lenses are annoying to maintain, they don't last very long, and the thought of having a cursor dance in front of my eyes as I try to read something sounds just awful.

  • aaf says:

    actually this is no more than a funny idea
    when a breasts spamming picture appear you'll reflex move your mouse cursor rapidly and click

  • What would you do when you need to spam the mouse click? and I think I would still prefer a traditional mouse.

  • What would you do when you need to spam the mouse click? and I think I would still prefer a traditional mouse.

  • Elly says:

    Now this technology could go places!

  • Elly says:

    Now this technology could go places!

  • EHHHHH every time you try to read something it would be covered up by the mouse haha!

  • EHHHHH every time you try to read something it would be covered up by the mouse haha!

  • [rb] says:

    Yeah technology already exists for tracking eyeball movement for people who can use a mouse like quadriplegics etc – tal about re-inventing the wheel, a really convoluted wheel too

  • [rb] says:

    Yeah technology already exists for tracking eyeball movement for people who can use a mouse like quadriplegics etc – talk about re-inventing the wheel, a really convoluted wheel too

  • Austin Fender says:

    It could just be called the ieye 😀

  • Naomi says:

    This reminds me of Cookie from the kids show Ned’s Declassified.

  • Dee says:

    This would make RTS games alot more interesting and with the camera software tech that was being talked about in the top few comments this could actually be practical…sux I don’t know how to program lol

  • Ali says:

    Interesting Idea but I still like moving the mouse with my hand.

  • Lion design says:

    Personnaly I think That it isn’t interesting a system.
    It will be Boring to use you Will destroy your eyes keep inv. Them on the monitor
    And à system like kinnect can do it easy!
    It shoul ne easier à system like glasses, no it doesn’t works bécasse you have to click
    And doing it closing eyes is vers vert stupid idea , you Will click when you don’t want
    And Will destroy your eyes and mauve of you close twice thé eyes.
    Or with à system on your theeth

  • The problem with this that you may not have realised is that 95% of the time we do not want a cursor to be where we are looking, the VDU is primarily an observation device, you’re mistaking it for an input primary function..it is not.
    stop thinking about where you may save the minuscule amount of energy pointing your mouse to a place on screen and think how annoying it would be if everywhere you tried to focus there was an annoying mouse pointer…for a start you would not easily have read this text.

    as the dragons would say…I’m out

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