Contact lenses used to view TV are the future, according to reports

February 18, 2009

Within the next 10 years, viewers may be able to watch TV via a contact lens inserted in the eye, according to some technology consultants.

London-Within the next 10 years, viewers may be able to watch TV via a contact lens inserted in the eye, according to some technology consultants. The contact lens would be powered by body heat and channels would change by voice commands or by hand waving.

According to the report by Future Laboratory consultancy, one’s eye would look a bit altered, but no one could tell what TV show was being viewed.

“We could even get to the point where we'll be able to immerse ourselves in a football game, making it feel like you're running alongside your favorite player or berating the ref,” the report stated.

Miriam Rayman, of the Future Laboratory consultancy, said that most of this technology already exists and that “…technology is getting smaller and smaller, and people are trying to work out how to make it more immersible. They are trying to bring it closer and closer to the eye.”

"The future of home entertainment will go well beyond wafer-thin screens-we will be networked to our TVs emotionally, and we will enjoy interacting with our home entertainment systems,” said Bob Dyer, commercial director of the electrical retailer Comet.

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