Connected contact lenses with screens to broadcast content directly to the eye, adding digital layers to reality (augmented reality), or even equipped with cameras like The Batman? What still seems to be in the realm of fiction could happen sooner than you think.
Smart lenses, market of the future?
Already in 2012, we mentioned the subject, before relaying a patent filed by Sony in 2016. It should also be noted that Samsung filed a patent in this area the same year and, more recently, various analysts also saw Apple strongly interested in the augmented reality via contact lenses.
The GlobalMarketVision firm recently published a study on the smart lens market, covering the period from 2020 to 2027. We learn that industry observers expect an explosion of this market in the coming years. emerging sector. The companies that will lead the dance will be, according to the study, Samsung, Sony, Google and Sensimed AG.
Will the public follow this technology?
In addition to filing patents, these companies have been working for several years on various “Smart” technologies based on the use of optical elements. It remains to be seen who will be the first to come forward to offer this gadget of the future. And above all, will the public follow?