Dynamic Light Spectrum Absorption Eyewear


A perspective view of some components of eyewear

Invention Summary:

Chromotherapy or Colorology is a known holistic or alternative treatment which has been used for  healing and psychological well-being  of an individual. Qualitative and quantitative data exists that demonstrates the impact of color on an individual’s psychological state in order to induce a wide range of responses, ranging from relaxation through to performance-oriented states. It is apparent that there is a need for new therapeutic treatments in place of, or in conjunction with, pharmaceuticals to treat mood disorders ranging from depression, anxiety, lack of motivation, and hyperactivity.

Rutgers researchers are developing a dynamic visible spectrum eyewear i.e. eyeglasses, that are comprised of lenses which change color in response to either a user or medical care provider’s input or automatically with the use of sensors located within the eyewear itself that detect physiological parameters associated with a psychological state. The lens modulates color in parallel or independently in multiple ranges of the visible spectrum and color intensity and also enables the use of one lens to be one color while the other to be another for additional therapeutic

Market Applications:

  • Psychological therapeutics (mental distress, lack of focus, aggression).
  • Physiological therapeutics (insomnia, lethargy, physical pain).
  • Customer branding- Fashion utility.  


  • First of its kind product to address mental and overall wellbeing.
  • Lenses with the ability to change color can induce psychological or simple variations of mood.
  • Appropriate bypass of medication route to modulate individual psychological state.

Intellectual Property & Development Status: Provisional patent application filed, patent pending. Available for licensing and/or search collaboration. For any business development and other collaborative partnerships contact marketingbd@research.rutgers.edu

Patent Information:
Deborah Perez Fernandez
Acting Executive Director
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey