Contact Lenses With Thermal Vision May Soon Be Available

A bionic eye gives the gift of sight to the blind

Its a hundred to a thousand times lower than what a commercial device would require. Thankfully for those of us who need superior night vision (not you, Google Glass wearers) Zhong and Mourou have found an alternative way of creating an electrical signal, transferring the existing charge in graphene to a nearby current and transforming the miniscule layer of carbon into an effective sensor. Compact heat-based technology has huge implications for ease and range of use. Zhong elaborates, If we integrate it with a contact lens or other wearable electronics, it expands your vision. It provides you another way of interacting with your environment. Although obviously graphene contacts will provide an inconspicuous way of hunting for prey in darkest night, points out that the teams discovery will have other (less interesting) uses, such as monitoring blood flow and enabling art restoration. Oh, Ill monitor blood flow alright blood flow from my hapless prey.
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Light-emitting diode (LEDs) Used in Night Vision Imaging System (NVIS) Compatible Lighting – Global Market Forecast

but there is the USNV Night Vision iPhone Adapter. Before you get too excited about it, you should note that it doesn’t directly turn an iPhone into a night vision scope you’ll still need an actual separate scope. What the NViA does is bridge the iPhone with the night vision scope to leverage iPhone features like video recording, geo-tagging and messaging … because when you’re in the middle of a midnight tail, sometimes you want to go back and scour the footage for more clues or I assume that you might want to do that, if you were some type of vigilante running around the city with a pair of infrared goggles.
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They restore vision, giving the blind the gift of sight. Larry and Jerry Hester’s love story spans more than four decades. But just after their 10 year anniversary, a genetic disorder known as retinitis pigmentosa robbed Larry of his sight. “If my sight was ever completely restored the very first thing I would want to do was to see my wife, Larry said. He’s now closer to that reality, as a candidate for a new bionic eye at Duke University Hospital. “We can for the first time restore vision that was once considered to be permanently lost,” explains Duke Eye Center Retinal Ophthalmologist Doctor Paul Hahn. A miniature video camera picks up images that are sent to a micro-processor and wirelessly transmitted to a computer chip in the eye.
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Turn your iPhone into a networked night vision scope

The adapter can be used with several night vision and thermal imaging devices

The NVIS will amplify the nighttime scene approximately 2000 times. To protect the image intensifier assembly, the systems are equipped with an automatic gain control (AGC), which will aperture down the NVIS when exposed to bright lights in the region of approximately 600nm to 930nm. If displays or light sources are not NVIS compatible, the automatic gain control will activate and the NVIS will become proportionally less sensitive to nighttime objects outside of the cockpit. The Department of Defense (United States) published the MIL-STD-3009 Standard for lighting, aircraft, night vision imaging system compatibility, which specifies the interface and performance requirements for aircraft lighting and display equipment that is intended to be used along with NVIS. This specification defines aircraft interior lighting standards for sources such as cockpit displays and caution / warning lights, for both day and nighttime operating conditions. NVIS filters designed for avionic applications must incorporate NIR attenuation properties, chromaticity, contrast for daylight readability and often EMI/RFI shielding. The MIL-STD-3009 superseded MIL-L-85762A standard.
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