Just over a year ago, a startup called Mojo Vision emerged from stealth mode with prototypes for augmented reality contact lenses. That’s a category of devices that could display interactive content for people who wear them, while also giving them enhanced vision, such as the ability to zoom in on objects. Last month, Mojo Vision revealed a bit more about how the devices will work, publishing new details about the tiny image sensors and monochromatic displays that the contacts will rely on.
If you’re aware of all the engineering challenges that have yet to be solved for AR glasses, then it might seem like AR contacts will arrive a lot later, if at all. But Mojo—which has raised nearly $160 million in funding and has about 110 employees—says that’s wrong.