- scroll /skrohl/
- biometrics /bahy-uh-ME-triks/
- internally /in-TUR-nl- li/
- diagnosis /dahy-uhg-NOH-sis /
- diabetes /dahy-uh-BEE-tis/
[verb] – to move text or other information on a computer screen in order to see a different part of it
Can you scroll to the end of the document?
[noun] – the use of detailed information about someone’s body, for example the patterns of colour in their eyes, in order to prove who they are
Can biometrics make banking more secure?
[adverb] – in a way that exists or happens inside the body
This medicine should not be taken internally.
[noun] – a judgment about what a particular illness or problem is, made after examining it
The doctor has made the first diagnosis.
[noun] – a disease in which the body cannot control the level of sugar in the blood
It is possible to develop diabetes in adulthood.
That’s just one of the many features smart contact lens manufacturers promise will be available in the future. Consider yourself a musician, with your lyrics or chords in front of you. Or you’re an athlete with your biometrics, distance, and other pertinent information. Mojo’s Steve Sinclair is developing smart contact lenses. His company is about to begin extensive testing of smart contact lenses on humans, which will provide the wearer with a heads-up display that appears to float in front of their eyes. The product’s scleral lens (a larger lens that extends to the whites of the eyes) not only corrects the user’s vision but also includes a tiny microLED display, smart sensors, and solid-state batteries. He claimed that they had created a fully functional prototype that could be worn. That will be tested internally very soon.
Smart lenses are being developed to collect health data. They can also offer extended-release drug delivery options, which can help with diagnosis and treatment plans. It’s exciting to see how far technology has come and the potential it has to improve patients’ lives. By tracking biomarkers such as light levels, cancer-related molecules, or the amount of glucose in tears, researchers are working to develop lenses that can diagnose and treat medical conditions ranging from eye conditions to diabetes and even cancer.
- Have you tried wearing contact lenses? If so, how was it? If not, would you like to try it? Why?
- What new technology do you admire? Why?
- What would it be if you were to add a special feature to the contact lenses? Why?
- Do you support this kind of technology?
- What do you think of the new contact lens invention? Please elaborate on your answer.