Researchers at Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. John A. Paulson developed a unique type of lenses that are largely superior to the human eye. The new technology has the potential to change the way almost any optical device works, including cameras, glasses, and telescopes.
A team of researchers combined a system of miniature flat lenses with artificial muscle technology to develop an optical instrument capable of focusing on real-time. The resulting development was more compact compared to the modules based on traditional spherical lenses and demonstrates the possibilities inaccessible to the eye, including correction for astigmatism and image displacement, leading to a blurring of the image of the world.
The lenses of modern cameras should be large enough to provide light to the entire area of the sensor. Flat "metalize" in the optics of a new type of used microscopic nanostructures are able to focus all the colors of the spectrum at one point when a small area of the sensor. In the future, the combination of the new technology with electronic chips will allow creating compact virtual and augmented reality devices as an alternative to bulky VR-helmets.