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Multifunction E-Glasses Track the Brain, Eyes, and More


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The prototype electronic glasses.

Researchers at Korea University's KU-KIST Graduate School of Converging Science and Technology have developed multifunctional e-glasses.

Credit: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 2020

Researchers at Korea University's KU-KIST Graduate School of Converging Science and Technology have developed prototype multifunctional e-glasses equipped with flexible electrodes near the ears and eyes.

Those electrodes monitor electrical activity in the brain and track eye movements, and transmit that information wirelessly for processing.

Meanwhile, an ultraviolet (UV) light sensor on the side of one arm quantifies the intensity of incoming UV rays, and can activate a gel within the lenses to temporarily darken the eyewear into sunglasses.

An accelerometer also tracks the wearer's posture and gait and detects falls, with potential applications in virtual reality and accident-alert systems for seniors.

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