Graphene Contact Lens Could Replace Night Vision Goggles

(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – Researchers at the University of Michigan have created infrared night vision contact lenses made from graphene, reports IBT.

The “super-thin light detector” allow the wearer to see visible and ultraviolet light, as well as the whole infrared spectrum.

“If we integrate it with a contact lens or other wearable electronics, it expands your vision,” stated assistant professor of electrical and computer engineer at the University of Michigan, Zhaohui Zhong. “It provides you another way of interacting with your environment.”

This new night vision lens is composed of two sheets of graphene, a single layer of carbon atoms that is layered in the contact.

“We can make the entire design super-thin. It can be stacked on a contact lens or integrated with a cell phone.”

This new innovative technology would be beneficial to military and scientific technologies, added Zhong.