Updated: Sep 13
Bridging the Gap Between Reality and Virtuality
The way we interact with technology has undergone a dramatic transformation, From personal computers to virtual reality headsets. Now, with the emergence of smart contact lenses and extended computing devices, we stand on the cusp of a new era that promises to revolutionize the industry once again.
The Rise of Smart Contact Lenses:
At the recently concluded AWE-Asia Singapore event, I spoke to Roman Axelrod Founder of XPANCEO who spoke about a prototype for a smart augmented reality (AR) lens that they have built, a smart contact lens that integrates artificial intelligence with physiological signal monitoring in high-stress environments. With features like night vision and gaze interaction technologies which could offer a glimpse into the future of wearable technology.
Building a Production-Ready AR Lens:
Axelrod shared his vision of bringing this to the market by 2028. XPANCEO is not alone in this endeavor, as other companies like Mojo Lens are also working on AR lens technologies. These lenses have the potential to transform the way we perceive and interact with the world, blending the physical and virtual realms seamlessly.
Challenges and Opportunities of AR Lens:
While the possibilities of AR lenses are exciting, several challenges need to be addressed like, advancements in microdisplay technology, Sophisticated optical systems to direct light onto the wearer's retina, microbatteries or energy harvesting technologies, to ensure that the lenses can operate for extended periods without frequent recharging or battery, New choice of materials and Roman mentioned that Graphene would be their choice in building XPANCEO.
Furthermore, maximizing the functionality of AR lenses, such as enabling eye and hand-based interactions, voice control commands, and integration with popular voice assistants, will enhance the user experience.
Applications of AR Lens:
The applications of AR lenses extend far beyond gaming. In industries such as healthcare, education, manufacturing, and entertainment, AR lenses can provide real-time information, enhance training experiences, improve productivity, and offer immersive entertainment. From overlaying vital signs during medical procedures to providing step-by-step instructions for complex tasks, AR lenses have the potential to revolutionize various sectors.
The World with Smart AI Lens Assistance:
Imagine a world where smart AI lenses seamlessly integrate into our daily experiences and business operations. These lenses could enhance our vision, augment our cognitive abilities, and provide real-time information and guidance. From personalized navigation to language translation, from accessing relevant data during meetings to immersive virtual collaboration, smart AI lenses have the potential to transform the way we live, work, and connect.
Unlocking Limitless Possibilities:
The integration of smart lenses and extended computing devices into gaming is poised to unlock a realm of captivating and immersive experiences. By seamlessly merging the virtual and real worlds, these technologies will revolutionize the gaming industry once more. The potential for innovation in game development is vast, and creative applications will continue to emerge as technology evolves.
But as Roman mentioned the timelines for a market ready Smart AR Contact Lens is still some time out, but we need brave entrepreneurs who believe in this vision and are ready for the tough road ahead.....Sometimes the most difficult paths lead us to the most extraordinary destinations.
More power to XPANCEO & team, we at XROM eagerly wait to test out the prototype at our next visit to Dubai.