POSTECH announced on Jan. 9 that its researchers have developed the world’s first smart contact lens using light.
A POSTECH research team led by Prof. Hahn Sei-kwang, a co-founder of biopharmaceutical startup Phi Biomed, has developed a smart photonic contact lens and wearable medical devices using light that can diagnose diabetes and treat diabetic retinal diseases.
“We have developed the world’s first smart contact lens to diagnose diabetes and treatdiabetic retinopathy with light,” Hahn said. “We are planning to pursue commercialization of smart contact lenses and smart wearable medical devices through joint research with the Stanford Medical School.”
Intek Plus decided in August 2019 to make an equity investment in Phi Biomed to jointly promote commercialization of smart medical devices using optical technology.