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

  • 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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