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Smart Contact Lenses Technologies -- market research report (sample)

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With nearly one billion units shipped worldwide in 2015 and annual growth rate of 6-7%, contact lenses are already a huge business. Smart contact lenses can potentially become an even larger market and present a unique business opportunity. Unlike other types of wearable devices such as activity trackers, smart contact lenses are only in the early stages of the commercialization cycle and, as such, provide a lucrative target for investors, system developers, sensor makers, and medical device companies.

This detailed 131-slide report provides a comprehensive overview of start contact lenses technologies and addresses several key questions such as:

● What are the applications and opportunities for smart contact lenses?
● Who are the main players in the smart contact lens space?
● What intellectual property (IP) is being developed for smart contact lenses?
● Which flexible technologies are being used or have the potential to be used?
● What are the existing and emerging applications?
● What are the key related technologies such as ocular implants, smart glasses, as well as virtual and augmented reality?
● Who are the key players and participants from R&D and commercialization perspective?

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Smart Contact Lenses Technologies -- market research report (sample)

  1. 1. www.memsjournal.com | mr@memsjournal.com | Copyright 2015 MEMS Journal, Inc. | All rights reserved. | Proprietary and confidential. TECHNOLOGIES EMERGING SMART CONTACT LENSES Market Research Report October 2015 Image from CNET Sample Version
  2. 2. 2 Emerging Smart Contact Lens Technologies | Market Research Report | mr@memsjournal.com Copyright 2015 MEMS Journal, Inc. | All rights reserved. | Proprietary and confidential. | www.memsjournal.com Confidentiality and Disclaimer Notice This document and its associated attachments contain information that is confidential and proprietary to MEMS Journal, Inc. If you are not the intended recipient of this document, please notify MEMS Journal immediately by email or telephone, delete the original document, emails and attachment files from your computer system and destroy any hard copies of this document and its supplements. Be aware that any disclosure, copying, distribution, or use of this file or its accompanying attachments (if any) with any parties is prohibited. The content of this document is for information purposes only and is not intended to provide tax, legal or investment advice. You should not fully rely on any material contained in this document and should seek independent advice wherever necessary. Any decisions you make based upon any information contained in this document are your sole responsibility. The information does not constitute a solicitation of any order to buy or sell any securities. For further questions, please contact us at info@memsjournal.com.
  3. 3. 3 Emerging Smart Contact Lens Technologies | Market Research Report | mr@memsjournal.com Copyright 2015 MEMS Journal, Inc. | All rights reserved. | Proprietary and confidential. | www.memsjournal.com Table of Contents I. Executive Summary ……………………………………………….……….… II. Contact Lens Market Overview …………………………………………. 1. Overview 2. A Historic Perspective 3. Main Applications 4. Market Size and Growth 5. Top Suppliers 6. Market Trends and Forces i. Market Opportunities ii. Partnerships and Technology Race iii. Technology Advances and Challenges III. Smart Contact Lens Applications ………………………………………. 1. Overview 2. Biometric Sensing i. Glucose ii. Alcohol and Cholesterol iii. Sodium and Potassium iv. Cancer Detection v. Glaucoma Detection vi. Others 3. Vision Correction i. Magnification ii. Autofocus iii. Multi-focal 4. Displays i. Night Vision ii. Heads-Up Display iii. Augmented Reality 5. Other i. Camera ii. Drug Delivery iii. Iris “Fingerprint” Scanning iv. Light Treatment 6 8 18 IV. Smart Contact Lens Platforms and Components ………... 1. Overview 2. Platforms and systems 3. Fabrication technology 4. Power 5. Sensors 6. Integrated circuits (ICs) 7. Antenna V. Smart Contact Lens Players …………………………………………. 1. Overview 2. Commercial 3. Research Institutions 4. Universities and Others VI. Related Technologies ………………………………………………..... 1. Overview 2. Ocular Implants 3. Smart Glasses 4. Virtual and Augmented Reality About Us: MEMS Journal Market Intelligence Services ..……. 59 80 109 126
  4. 4. 4 Emerging Smart Contact Lens Technologies | Market Research Report | mr@memsjournal.com Copyright 2015 MEMS Journal, Inc. | All rights reserved. | Proprietary and confidential. | www.memsjournal.com List of Figures 1. Traditional Contact Lenses 2. Worldwide Contact Lens Market and Forecast ($) 3. Worldwide Contact Lens Market and Forecast (Units) 4. Global Contact Lens Major Market Segmentation 5. Global Contact Lenses by Manufacturers and Product 6. Number One Reason for Contact Lens Dropout 7. Evolution of Smart Contact Lenses 8. Smart Contact Lens Technology Development 9. Companies Commercializing Smart Contact Lenses 10. Organizations Engaging in Smart Contact Lens R&D 11. Smart Contact Lens Development Partnerships (1/2) 12. Smart Contact Lens Development Partnerships (2/2) 13. Diabetes By Numbers 14. Diabetes Sensing: Finger Prick and Smart Contact lens 15. Sensimed’s Smart Contact Lens System 16. Main Components of a “Simple” Smart Contact Lens 17. Main Components of a “Complex” Smart Contact Lens 18. Smart Contact Lens for Diabetics 19. Smart Contact Lens with Folded Optics 20. Quantum Dot LED 21. Worldwide Ophthalmology Drugs and Devices Market 22. Multifocal Vision Correction Implant 23. Retinal Implants and the Bionic Eye 24. Worldwide Smart Glasses Market Size and Forecast 25. Smart Glasses for Consumer Applications (1/2) 26. Smart Glasses for Consumer Applications (2/2) 27. Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality Forecast 28. Worldwide Installed Base Mobile AR Apps 29. Augmented Reality Applications 11 12 13 14 15 16 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 38 61 62 83 99 106 111 113 116 117 119 120 122 123 125
  5. 5. 5 Emerging Smart Contact Lens Technologies | Market Research Report | mr@memsjournal.com Copyright 2015 MEMS Journal, Inc. | All rights reserved. | Proprietary and confidential. | www.memsjournal.com Get ahead of the competition -- order the full version! Please click here to order the enterprise license for the full version of this report. For further questions, please contact us at info@memsjournal.com.
  6. 6. 77 Emerging Smart Contact Lens Technologies | Market Research Report | mr@memsjournal.com Copyright 2015 MEMS Journal, Inc. | All rights reserved. | Proprietary and confidential. | www.memsjournal.com I Executive Summary II Contact Lens Market Overview III Smart Contact Lens Applications IV Smart Contact Lens Platforms and Components V Smart Contact Lens Players VI Related Technologies
  7. 7. 11 Emerging Smart Contact Lens Technologies | Market Research Report | mr@memsjournal.com Copyright 2015 MEMS Journal, Inc. | All rights reserved. | Proprietary and confidential. | www.memsjournal.com A historic perspective on contact lenses 1508 • Leonardo da Vinci conceptualizes the contact lens • British astronomer Sir John Herschel proposed the idea of making a mold of a person’s eyes to make lenses that would conform to the eye curvature • First contact lens manufactured. It was made out of glass and covered the entire eye • Optometrist William Feinbloom developed a hybrid contact lens using glass and plastic materials that was significantly lighter than glass-blown contacts • Chemists Otto Wichterle and Drahoslav Lim invented the first hydrophilic (“water-absorbing”) hydrogel soft contact lens • FDA approves the first soft contact lens in the United States • Google[X] announced a smart contact lens that can continuously monitor glucose levels in tears with an estimated time to market of 5 years 1827 1887 1936 1959 1971 2014
  8. 8. 13 Emerging Smart Contact Lens Technologies | Market Research Report | mr@memsjournal.com Copyright 2015 MEMS Journal, Inc. | All rights reserved. | Proprietary and confidential. | www.memsjournal.com 0 200 400 600 800 1000 1200 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 UnitsinMillions Worldwide contact lens market growth (in units) at an estimated CAGR of 3.4% from 2014 to 2020 Sources: “Global Contact Lenses Market Is Expected to Reach USD 12.48 Billion by 2020”, Globenewswire , 2014. Worldwide Contact Lens Market Size and Forecast (Units in Millions) Soft contact lenses dominate with 88% of total worldwide market (2013). Highest growth in daily disposable market for hygienic reasons, to lower risk of infection. U.S. is 35% of total market
  9. 9. 15 Emerging Smart Contact Lens Technologies | Market Research Report | mr@memsjournal.com Copyright 2015 MEMS Journal, Inc. | All rights reserved. | Proprietary and confidential. | www.memsjournal.com Corrective contact lenses is the largest market segment, followed by therapeutic and lifestyle type contact lenses Sources: “Global Contact Lens Market to Grow to $11.6 Billion in 2016”, BCC Research, 2012 “Global Contact Lenses Market Expected to Reach USD 12.48 Billion by 2020”, Grand Review Research, 2014 Corrective lenses accounted for more than 40% of the global demand in 2013 and is expected to remain the largest major segment at least to 2020 (forecasted period). Therapeutic lenses for treating aphakia (eye without lens) and pain relief are expected to gain market share over the next few years. Global Contact Lens Major Market Segmentation 0 1000 2000 3000 4000 5000 6000 $Millions Corrective Lenses Therapeutic Lenses Cosmetic and Lifestyle-Oriented Lenses
  10. 10. 17 Emerging Smart Contact Lens Technologies | Market Research Report | mr@memsjournal.com Copyright 2015 MEMS Journal, Inc. | All rights reserved. | Proprietary and confidential. | www.memsjournal.com Number one reason for dropout U.S. Americas (includes U.S) Asia/Pacific Europe/Middle East/Africa Comfort/fit 50.0% 52.9% 41.9% 45.6% Vision not as good as with glasses 15.9% 14.2% 3.8% 17.5% Expense 12.3% 11.6% 11.9% 17.5% Difficult to put in and take out 7.2% 8.4% 7.5% 7.0% Bifocal/trifocal lenses don’t work as well as eyeglasses 5.1% 4.5% 0.6% 0.0% Inconvenient to wear 5.1% 4.5% 10.0% 0.0% Lens care/cleaning too time consuming 2.2% 1.9% 0.6% 0.0% Fear of history of eye infections 0.7% 0.6% 17.5% 3.5% Lens care/cleaning too difficult 0.7% 0.6% 0.6% 0.0% No selection 0.7% 0.6% 1.3% 1.8% Need to clean frequently 0.0% 0.0% 3.1% 1.8% Doesn’t correct for astigmatism 0.0% 0.0% 0.6% 1.8% Easy to lose 0.0% 0.0% 0.6% 1.8% Need for regular eye exams 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 1.8% Sources: “Unilens Vision: Breakthrough Technology Poised To Dominate Market”, Seekingalpha, 2015 Number one reason worldwide for dropping contact lenses is comfort/fit. This is a market opportunity for innovating lenses that are more comfortable. It should also be a main consideration for user adoption when developing smart contact lenses with integrated components and circuitry Main reasons for contact lens dropout amongst users Number one Reasons for Contact Lens Dropout
  11. 11. 19 Emerging Smart Contact Lens Technologies | Market Research Report | mr@memsjournal.com Copyright 2015 MEMS Journal, Inc. | All rights reserved. | Proprietary and confidential. | www.memsjournal.com Get ahead of the competition -- order the full version! Please click here to order the enterprise license for the full version of this report. For further questions, please contact us at info@memsjournal.com.
  12. 12. 22 Emerging Smart Contact Lens Technologies | Market Research Report | mr@memsjournal.com Copyright 2015 MEMS Journal, Inc. | All rights reserved. | Proprietary and confidential. | www.memsjournal.com What the industry is saying about smart contact lenses Our dream is to use the latest technology in the miniaturization of electronics to help improve the quality of life for millions of people “ “ Sergey Brin, Google Co-Founder, July 2014 This really brings high-technology and combines it with biology - and that's a very exciting combination for us“ “ Jim Jimenez, CEO of Novartis, July 2014 Eye-sensing on contact lenses is here to stay ... in one form or another“ “ David Bailey, CEO of Sensimed, March 2015
  13. 13. 24 Emerging Smart Contact Lens Technologies | Market Research Report | mr@memsjournal.com Copyright 2015 MEMS Journal, Inc. | All rights reserved. | Proprietary and confidential. | www.memsjournal.com Smart contact lenses are mostly still in development 20152007 2010 20142011 2012 20132008 2009 Patent granted for drug delivery contact lens, by A*STAR(1) Sensimed’s Triggerfish is the only commercially available smart contact lens, but there is significant development in “smart contact lens technology” for emerging applications Teams(7) research color changing lenses as a function of glucose levels 1. Singapore’s Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology 2. University of California, Davis 3. Intraocular Pressure (IOP) 4. Children’s Hospital Boston and others 5. University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain 6. University of Washington 7. University of Maryland and others Sources: See sources on following pages Sensimed’s “Triggerfish“ for glaucoma monitoring available in restricted CE markets Patent granted for drug delivery contact lens, by A*STAR UC(2) researching new materials monitoring IOP(3) in smart contact lens Soft contact lenses used for drug delivery in Czechoslovakia in 1965 US research team(4) developing layered contact lens for slow drug release European research team(5) developing acrylic hydrogels for drug release UW(6) develops wireless powered contact lens with LED Innovega demos contact lens with display at CES 2014 PRODUCTSDEVELOPMENT Google/Novartis announce contact lens for glucose monitoring in 5yrs Startup Medella backed by Thiel develops glucose montoring lens Microsoft collaboration wth UW for glucose monitoring Google patents contact lens with camera and “iris fingerprint“ UW developing solar powered contact lens EPFL developing telescopic contact lens for myopia
  14. 14. 25 Emerging Smart Contact Lens Technologies | Market Research Report | mr@memsjournal.com Copyright 2015 MEMS Journal, Inc. | All rights reserved. | Proprietary and confidential. | www.memsjournal.com Main players in developing smart contact lens technology Image references on next slides CommercialResearch & Development
  15. 15. 30 Emerging Smart Contact Lens Technologies | Market Research Report | mr@memsjournal.com Copyright 2015 MEMS Journal, Inc. | All rights reserved. | Proprietary and confidential. | www.memsjournal.com Need for an alternative to daily blood testing of glucose levels in diabetic patients (1/2) Images from Public Health Online Sources: Vision Aware, “Google's Prototype "Smart Contact Lens": Measuring Blood Glucose Levels for People with Diabetes”, 2014 World Health Organization, www.who.int Application Overview • One in every 19 people worldwide is affected by diabetes and the trend is growing • The World Health Organization (WHO) calls it “an emerging global epidemic of diabetes that can be traced back to rapid increases in overweight, obesity and physical inactivity” • Diabetes is a chronic disease as a result of the pancreas not producing enough insulin or when the human body can not effectively use the insulin it produces • Hyperglycemia (elevated blood sugar levels) is a typical effect of diabetes and can damage the body over time and in some cases, be the leading cause of death • Patients control diabetes by adjusting their insulin levels by testing their blood sugar levels multiple times per day. This is inconvenient, disrupting and painful
  16. 16. 47 Emerging Smart Contact Lens Technologies | Market Research Report | mr@memsjournal.com Copyright 2015 MEMS Journal, Inc. | All rights reserved. | Proprietary and confidential. | www.memsjournal.com Augmented reality (AR); an audacious goal for innovators who want to add this functionality directly to a person’s eye (1/2) Images from Immersivetech, Augmentedrealitytrends and Matmi Application Overview • Augmented reality (AR) or the ability to observe the real-world supplemented with computer generated content is gaining popularity in many applications • AR is real-time and can be compared to overlaying sports scores on the TV during a game • There are plethora of AR applications for smartphones and tables, typically for adding relevant information to an object such as a landmark, car engine or a body part • A variety of devices are being developed for AR, including head-mounted displays (HDM), eyeglasses, handheld devices and contact lenses
  17. 17. 55 Emerging Smart Contact Lens Technologies | Market Research Report | mr@memsjournal.com Copyright 2015 MEMS Journal, Inc. | All rights reserved. | Proprietary and confidential. | www.memsjournal.com Contact lenses as vehicles for drug delivery Image from International Journal of Polymer Science Sources: “Hydrogel Contact Lens for Extended Delivery of Ophthalmic Drugs”, International Journal of Polymer Science, Vol. 2011 Potential Solutions Application Overview • Many eye related illnesses and conditions are treated with ophthalmic drugs • These drugs are commonly applied using eye drops • If the drug concentration is too high, it could damage the body (eg. tissue around the eye). If the dosage is too low, it is likely not going to be effective • Eye drops are inconvenient, wasteful (1-5% effectiveness) and can cause serious side effects • Conventional contact lenses dipped in ophthalmic drugs are ideal for drug delivery to the eye. They are less wasteful compared to eye drops, but the major drawback is the inability to slowly release drugs over time • Smart contact lenses can release drugs slower and more controlled to optimize the effect of the drug delivery process Contact lens with NanoparticlesCornea Eye
  18. 18. 61 Emerging Smart Contact Lens Technologies | Market Research Report | mr@memsjournal.com Copyright 2015 MEMS Journal, Inc. | All rights reserved. | Proprietary and confidential. | www.memsjournal.com Get ahead of the competition -- order the full version! Please click here to order the enterprise license for the full version of this report. For further questions, please contact us at info@memsjournal.com.
  19. 19. 65 Emerging Smart Contact Lens Technologies | Market Research Report | mr@memsjournal.com Copyright 2015 MEMS Journal, Inc. | All rights reserved. | Proprietary and confidential. | www.memsjournal.com Main components of a “complex” smart contact lens More complex smart contact lenses are envisioned to perform multiple tasks, with the user being able to interact directly with and control the contact lens, including turning on/off a various functions, such as displays, cameras and biomedical measurements Image from Fastcompany Circular Antenna Communication Capacitor Energy storage Integrated Circuit Control circuit Sensor(s) Biometric sensing Conductive Traces Circuit interconnects Contact Lens Top and bottom layers Self-Powered Solar cell Display User interface Digital Radio Receive and transmit Display Control IC for display Other Functions Camera, Night vision, Drug Delivery, Iris “Fingerprint” Scanning, Autofocus, Magnification++
  20. 20. 77 Emerging Smart Contact Lens Technologies | Market Research Report | mr@memsjournal.com Copyright 2015 MEMS Journal, Inc. | All rights reserved. | Proprietary and confidential. | www.memsjournal.com Patent for using holographic effect to detect chemicals in tears by Smart Holograms Limited (US Patent# 8,241,574) • Holographic elements in contact lenses are commonly used to focus incoming light. This patent describes the use of holographic elements embedded in a contact lens as a means to detect various chemicals in the eye. When the holographic elements comes into contact with a particular chemical, it causes the contact lens to change color – This holographic sensing technology was envisioned to measure glucose levels in tears for people with diabetes Image from theopticalvisionsite • A major shortcoming of this technology is the inability to accurately quantify the measured chemical. For example, if the color of a contact lens changes as a function of blood glucose levels, how does the wearer translate lens color to the exact glucose level? Color detection is a subjective matter and can be impacted by people who are, for example, color blind • Around 2011, multiple universities were developing color changing contact lenses for measuring glucose and other biomedical properties, but the “buzz” these days are about sensors that can accurately measure and quantify blood sugar levels in tears Colored Contact Lenses (Cosmetic Versions for Illustration Purposes)
  21. 21. 83 Emerging Smart Contact Lens Technologies | Market Research Report | mr@memsjournal.com Copyright 2015 MEMS Journal, Inc. | All rights reserved. | Proprietary and confidential. | www.memsjournal.com Get ahead of the competition -- order the full version! Please click here to order the enterprise license for the full version of this report. For further questions, please contact us at info@memsjournal.com.
  22. 22. 86 Emerging Smart Contact Lens Technologies | Market Research Report | mr@memsjournal.com Copyright 2015 MEMS Journal, Inc. | All rights reserved. | Proprietary and confidential. | www.memsjournal.com Google has established itself as the leader in smart contact lens technology (1/2) • Google (www.google.com) is actively pursuing health care applications: – Google Ventures invested more than one third of the money in life- science companies in 2014 – One reason why Alphabet was established, was to allow Google to better focus on ambitious health care applications • Google has established itself as the leader in smart contact lens technology by securing a break-through glucose monitoring contact lens concept from the University of Washington (UW), including the main researcher and smart contact lens evangelist, Dr. Babak Parviz • The glucose project at UW was initially supported by Microsoft, but Google must have taken over sometime in the 2011 to 2014 timeframe. The latest news is that Novartis is licensing this technology and that a product is expected in the market within 5 years Images from Google and Forbes Sources: “Google Ventures shifts focus to healthcare”, Healthleaders, 2015 “Google Is Now Alphabet, And That Spells Big Things For Healthcare”, Forbes, 2015 “Tiny tech firm challenges Google to come clean on smart contact lens technologies”, Opticianonline, 2015 • Google has bigger plans than glucose monitoring and has reportedly the largest number of filed and granted patents for smart contact lens technology. These patents range from fabrication methods, sensor types to fully-integrated smart contact lens platforms • Amongst the publicly known projects are glucose monitoring, iris “fingerprint” scanning and camera • It is believed that Google is taking a platform approach, which will enable a slew of applications once the first few devices has been FDA approved and rolled out to the market • It is, however, not entirely clear how Google will market their smart contact lens solutions and if they will use partners for this • In August 2015, EPGL announced that they are challenging Google’s smart contact lens technology
  23. 23. 93 Emerging Smart Contact Lens Technologies | Market Research Report | mr@memsjournal.com Copyright 2015 MEMS Journal, Inc. | All rights reserved. | Proprietary and confidential. | www.memsjournal.com EPGL Medical is leading autofocus technology development for smart contact lenses (TO HERE) Images from EPGL Sources: “EPGL Invents the "Smart Case" for Contact Lenses”, PR Newswire, 2015 • EPGL Medical Sciences (www.epglmed.com) is a biomedical device manufacturing and marketing company, with focus on innovative technologies such as bio-MEMS • EPGL claims to have a autofocus technology for smart contact lenses that is ahead of a similar projects by Google/Novartis • In July 2015, EPGL announced a partnership with contact lens manufacturer, CooperVision to develop a smart contact lens with autofocus for vision correction. In the same time period, a dispute between EPGL and CooperVision has been reported • In August 2015, EPGL announced a contact lens case as a “docking station” for smart contact lenses. Smart contacts lenses can be charged overnight, measurement data can be transferred and analyzed. It is a product for the future Key Team Members • Michael Hayes, President, Irvine, CA • David Markus, VP, BioMems Dev., Irvine, CA
  24. 24. 106 Emerging Smart Contact Lens Technologies | Market Research Report | mr@memsjournal.com Copyright 2015 MEMS Journal, Inc. | All rights reserved. | Proprietary and confidential. | www.memsjournal.com Graphene image sensors at the University of Michigan (UM) Images from University of Michigan Sources: “Graphene smart contact lenses could give you thermal infrared and UV vision”, Extreme Tech, 2014 • The University of Michigan (www.umich.edu) is focusing on graphene imaging technology that can be embedded in a smart contact lens • Researchers at UM has sandwiched a layer of graphene between two soft contact lenses to create an image sensor that can capture light up into the mid-infrared range • Assistant Professor Zhaohui Zhong’s team developed a image sensor prototype “smaller than a pinky nail” with comparable sensitivity to a CMOS imaging sensor • Zhong claims that prototype can be scaled down and hopefully be able to grant wearers with infrared “heat vision”. • The main challenge with graphene is the low light absorption rate (~2.3%), but UM’s researchers claim that they have resolved this issue Key Team Members • Zhaohui Zhong, Assistant Professor, zzhong@umich.edu • Ted Norris, Professor, tnorris@umich.edu Thermal Vision using Graphene
  25. 25. 113 Emerging Smart Contact Lens Technologies | Market Research Report | mr@memsjournal.com Copyright 2015 MEMS Journal, Inc. | All rights reserved. | Proprietary and confidential. | www.memsjournal.com Get ahead of the competition -- order the full version! Please click here to order the enterprise license for the full version of this report. For further questions, please contact us at info@memsjournal.com.
  26. 26. 121 Emerging Smart Contact Lens Technologies | Market Research Report | mr@memsjournal.com Copyright 2015 MEMS Journal, Inc. | All rights reserved. | Proprietary and confidential. | www.memsjournal.com Emerging Implants | Retinal Implants and the Bionic Eye Retinal implant and the Bionic Eye • Developmental implants aimed to restore vision in patients who have suffered degenerative eye diseases (such as retinitis pigmentosa and macular degeneration) • Retinal implants are electronic devices implanted in the retina and stimulates the retinal cells electrically (rather than optically by light) • Smart glasses with an external camera captures images and feeds them wirelessly to the retinal implant. The retinal implant translates the camera images to monochrome, grainy, low quality images for the human brain. Researchers are working on better resolution and color vision • Maybe the inconvenience of wearing smart glasses could be replaced by smart contact lenses with embedded camera and wireless transmitter in the future • In 2015, the world’s first bionic eye implant procedure was performed on a man in the UK. The patient was 80 years old and suffering from age- related degeneration Images from Gizmag and BBC Sources: “British man receives world’s first bionic eye implant for macular degeneration”, Ars Technical, 2015 The Bionic Eye
  27. 27. 124 Emerging Smart Contact Lens Technologies | Market Research Report | mr@memsjournal.com Copyright 2015 MEMS Journal, Inc. | All rights reserved. | Proprietary and confidential. | www.memsjournal.com A selection of smart glasses for consumer applications (1/2) Images from Vuzix, Google, Meta and Glassup Smart Glasses Overview: Name Vuzix M100 Google Glass META PRO GLASSUP Description AR glasses with a computer-generated graphics overlay. Provides visual access to smartphone and basic web contents Smart glasses with on- board camera for capturing pictures and videos and voice activates Google searches, GPS-based AR navigation Holographic interface glasses with object recognition and the ability to interact with and generate artificial objects Specifically developed for providing the user with notifications and directions. Includes an accelerometer, ambient light sensor and a compass Year launched Production model started shipping in 2013 Officially still in beta. Updated version is expected Available for pre-order in 2013 and shipped to developers in 2014 Demo at CES 2014, but has not yet been released to the market Connection Media: Bluetooth / BLE     Wi-Fi    GPS    Unique Attributes: Integrated head tracking capabilities for user view orientation and GPS Can connect directly to the Internet, and is intended as an independent device Includes two projectors that can create 3D images In front of the user’s eyes No camera and no microphone. First version focuses on notifications only
  28. 28. 127 Emerging Smart Contact Lens Technologies | Market Research Report | mr@memsjournal.com Copyright 2015 MEMS Journal, Inc. | All rights reserved. | Proprietary and confidential. | www.memsjournal.com Augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) are futuristic technologies with big potential (1/2) Sources: “Augmented And Virtual Reality To Hit $150 Billion, Disrupting Mobile By 2020”, Crunch Network, 2015 Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality Forecast 2016 – 2020 (In $Billions) The forecasted numbers for AR and VR are huge and probably very optimistic. VR rely on video gaming, 3D movies, theme parks and other applications with 10s of millions of users, whereas AR is expected to become an enterprise hit in mobile with 100s of millions of users 0 20 40 60 80 100 120 140 160 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Unitsin$Billions Virtual Reality Augmented Reality
  29. 29. 130 Emerging Smart Contact Lens Technologies | Market Research Report | mr@memsjournal.com Copyright 2015 MEMS Journal, Inc. | All rights reserved. | Proprietary and confidential. | www.memsjournal.com Examples of augmented reality applications for smart glasses and smart contact lenses Images from Recode, Bitmanagement, Dailymail and Glassappsource Consumer BMW has demonstrated a pair of AR smart glasses that can help drivers, with heads-up for directions and obstacle warnings. Healthcare This pair of prototype glasses allow nurses to see veins in patients resulting in less pokes and bruises. Sports AR goggles for snow sports that allow the user to create virtual slalom tracks to follow down the slope while video recording. Enterprise / Industrial Use of augmented reality to provide guidance and training for car mechanics, which can include gestures to allow “scrolling” and other functions while still maintaining use of both hands.
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