(USA)

A patent for development of augmented reality (AR) content for use as a treatment for colour blindness has been filed in the US by Magic Leap.

Adapting popular technologies to improve a users well-being is a growing trend. Wearables capable of detecting infections before they happen, for example, is one way a widely used product is playing a key role in health care.

Magic Leap, a Florida-headquartered company says it is developing the next computing platform that will enable you to seamlessly combine and experience your digital and physical worlds.

Its AR patent says it wants to use “augmented reality for treating color blindness” with an “augmented reality head-mounted ophthalmic system configured to deliver medication to the eye of the wearer”.