A Liquid Crystal based Contact Lens Display

Switching of a contact lens shaped display. The contact lens is still transparent but is able to modulate the transmitted light using LCD technology. Direct applications could be medical, as an artificial iris, or cosmetic, as an iris with tunable color, or it just could serve as a gimmick. The dollar sign is a reference to the many cartoons featuring people/figures with dollars in their eyes 🙂

When worn, the image would only be visible to bystanders, since the eye cannot focus on objects in such a close proximity. Research is currently being performed to solve the focusing problem and to see whether an embedded contact lens display that can be seen by the lens wearer is feasible.

For more information, contact me using the email address mentioned in the video.

All work was performed in the Centre for Microsystems Technology, Ghent University, Belgium.

Music: Warpfish by Warakie


IBBT becomes iMinds

IBBT has a new name. We are now called iMinds. Our new name reflects that we need  more than technology to tackle major societal challenges. That’s why our organization relies on world-class researchers and entrepreneurs from different backgrounds. iMinds covers it all. By now, ICT is everywhere and touches upon many aspects of our daily lives such as healthcare, culture & media, the environment, mobility and security. We strive for excellence in science and business and support young entrepreneurs in achieving their dream as it is our ambition to create a lasting & positive impact on society through information technology.


De Duiveluitdagingen

The Challenges of the Red Devils are a straight link between the Red Devils and their fans. Before each contest, the Red Devils challenge you with a new assignment. Show us that you’re a true fan and support the Red Devils on their way to Brazil 2014.

Duiveluitdaging #1:

More information at www.facebook.com/belgianreddevils

Bing Venue Maps Goes International Adding Thousands of Shopping Malls

Whether you live in Poland or Spain, Russia or Belgium, or pretty much anywhere in-between, you will now be able to explore your local shopping mall through Bing maps – helping you locate the stores you are looking for, find the closest services and facilities like restrooms and cash machines, and even browse their directories.

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Read more about this update on: http://www.bing.com/community/site_blogs/b/maps/archive/2012/06/28/venue-maps-goes-international-adding-thousands-of-shopping-malls.aspx

ikdoeict.be student project: Ambilight for HTPC

Three Belgian ICT students (ikdoeict) from KaHo Sint-Lieven (Ghent, Belgium) created this very cool project!

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