Bionic contact lenses to give us augmented reality eyeballs

Get pumped, tests are beginning to give us awesome Terminator-vision augmented reality vision.  This new generation of contact lenses is a step closer after successful animal trials.

Scientists at Washington University conducted studies into the area via lenses with a single LED installed being trialed on rabbits.  The prototypes were successful; but don't expect predator sight anytime soon.  A workable energy source hasn't been sorted out yet, as they're operation with a battery attached a few centimetres away.  Limited circuitry means the single LED is the only possibility at the moment; but the possibilities are endless: checking your emails via the lense, a full augmented reality convenience module which can point out local shops or (inevitably) the location of the enemy on the battlefield.

Source: BBC