This Robotic Contact Lens Lets You Zoom In And Out By Just Blinking Eyes!
Scientists have been making some pretty amazing breakthroughs in science ranging from outer space, nutrition, artificial intelligence, robots, et al. Speaking of robots, scientists have created a robotic lens that allows users to zoom in by blinking eyes.
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Study has been conducted by the researchers at the University of California, San Diego who developed the robotic lens system. Researchers state that the previously developed soft robots were either controlled manually or by pre-written programs, however, this human-machine interface (HMI) makes use of electrooculographic signals generated by eye movements which further helped control the motion and focal length change in a “biomimetic soft lens”. The HMI was developed between human eyes and a soft biomimetic lens that’s mainly made up of electroactive polymer films.
“The motion and deformation of the soft lens are achieved by the (electrical potential induced) actuation of different areas of dielectric elastomer ﬁlms, mimicking the working mecha-nisms of the eyes of humans and most mammals,” reads the study published in Wiley.