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Bio-sensing contact lens could someday measure bodily functions

Bio-sensing contact lens could someday measure bodily functions

Apr 6, 2017 1 United States
Scientists say the bio-sensing lenses, based on technology that led to the development of smartphones with more vivid displays, also could potentially be used to track drug use or serve as an early detection system for cancer and other serious medical conditions.
Smart glasses that focus automatically

Smart glasses that focus automatically

Feb 8, 2017 United States
The days of wearing bifocals or constantly swapping out reading glasses might soon come to an end.
Glucose-monitoring contact lens would feature transparent sensor

Glucose-monitoring contact lens would feature transparent sensor

Nov 9, 2016 United States
Type 1 diabetes patients may one day be able to monitor their blood glucose levels and even control their insulin infusions via a transparent sensor on a contact lens, a new study suggests.
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Event summary: VR & AR World at London's ExCel

Event summary: VR & AR World at London's ExCel

Oct 25, 2016
On October 19-20, Technology Analyst James Hayward visited VR & AR World in London. This two-day conference and exhibition covered many aspects of the VR & AR industries, highlighting how far they have come, but equally, how far there still is to go before they achieve their significant potential. This article provides a summary of some of the key discussion points and updates from the event.
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Less is more in smart eyewear

Less is more in smart eyewear

Oct 6, 2016 Worldwide
With the recent launch and announcement of two smart eyewear products in two weeks, IDTechEx Technology Analyst James Hayward looks back at the checkered history of smart eyewear, and examines what the differences will be with this new generation of products.
Drug-dispensing contact lens

Drug-dispensing contact lens

Sep 12, 2016 1 United States
A contact lens designed to deliver medication gradually to the eye could improve outcomes for patients with conditions requiring treatment with eye drops, which are often imprecise and difficult to self-administer.
Virtual reality experience featuring president Obama

Virtual reality experience featuring president Obama

Sep 2, 2016 United States
Very few people will get to experience the beauty of the US national parks alongside a sitting president. Transporting people to places they might not get to see in their lifetime is one of the great powers of VR says Oculus.
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Smart Eyewear updates from the Wearable Technology Show

Smart Eyewear updates from the Wearable Technology Show

Mar 21, 2016 Worldwide
IDTechEx attended the Wearable Technology Show, at London's Excel Exhibition Centre on March 15th 2016. The following article describes some of the key technology and commercial progress updates from several of the players present at this event.
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Display and optics architecture in AR and VR smartglasses applications

Display and optics architecture in AR and VR smartglasses applications

Feb 8, 2016
This article looks into some of the differences in requirements in AR and VR head mounted displays.
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Microdisplay techology for smartglasses: Enabling the AR-VR revolution

Microdisplay techology for smartglasses: Enabling the AR-VR revolution

Jan 18, 2016 Worldwide
If the buzz at the Consumer Electronics Show is any indication of things to come (and usually, it is), 2016 is expected to be the year of virtual reality (VR). Much anticipated VR headset launches, announcement of investment in enabling technologies, and developments of optimized components made virtual reality the words on everyone's lips at CES2016 in Las Vegas. IDTechEx detail and benchmark the key competing display technologies that will enable this revolution.
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Smart glasses: Ushering in new form factors in portable electronics

Smart glasses: Ushering in new form factors in portable electronics

Nov 25, 2015
Interfacing with machines undergoes a constant evolution, allowing for wider adoption of computing devices over time, as interaction becomes more "natural". According to IDTechEx Research, smartglasses are bringing about the next big step in this ever-changing space. Having witnessed the transition from keyboards to touchscreens in the last decade, a new wave of innovation is making interfacing with computers gesture-based, and nowhere else is…