Contact lens-based tech to charge electric vehicles in minutes

Interestingly, the inspiration for this battery technology came from the most unexpected of quarters: soft contact lenses. In fact the director of research was one one of the members of the team that developed the polymers now used in soft contact lenses. With this new approach, next-gen electric cars could be completely charged in about the time it takes to fill the tank of a gasoline-powered car, with capacities that arm these cars with comparable range. The technology could also find its way into several types of wearable and flexible electronics as these polymers are inherently pliable, making it possible for use in unconventionally-shaped product moulds and to power medical electronics.