Electrical Engineering Department
BS in Electrical Engineering
The clear active contact lens project aims to address safety and hazard awareness with an unexplored field of eye wear technology. With advancements in nanotechnology and the advent of circuits on contact lens, this project is one of the first research and development into this new field, following University of Washington and Google. The team focuses on the safety and biocompatibility of the contact lens for a comfortable ease of use. The designs push the limits of thin film printed technology with its pursuit of fine designs of 250μm antennas. The project streamlines the manufacturing process for a combination substrate of PET and PDMS and mounting of antenna, IC, and battery. To produce a product that operates at simulated specifications, the team tests and characterize the substrate, antenna, IC, and battery separately, while ensuring their designs function effectively together. The designs and processes provide a large stepping stone to the realization of a marketable active contact lens.