Contact lens continuously monitors intra-ocular pressure

The Sensimed Triggerfish combines a non-invasive wireless soft contact lens sensor with an automated system for recording IOP related patterns for up to 24 hours. The ambulatory patient wears the device during normal activity, including sleeping.  At the end of the session, the data is transferred from the recorder to an ophthalmologist’s computer for analysis of the circadian IOP-related pattern.

Crowdfunded Google Glass competitor promises “cheaper, sexier” wearable computing

As the explosive growth of Wearable Technology continues, GlassUp of Italy is crowdfunding their “cheaper, sexier” competitor to Google Glass.

Francesco Giartosio, GlassUps’ chief executive, highlights differences between how Google Glass and GlassUp will display data.  Instead of projecting information onto the edge of the glass from an offset projector, GlassUp will use a dedicated lens embedded in the glass itself.  That will allows GlassUp to overlay monochromatic text directly “ahead” of the user’s eye, which Giartosio said was more ergonomic. GlassUp’s display has a resolution of 320 by 240 pixels.