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​Google developing contact lens with camera, sensors

Published time: April 15, 2014 23:01
Edited time: April 17, 2014 11:12
Google shows a smart contact lens.(AFP Photo / Google)

Google shows a smart contact lens.(AFP Photo / Google)

Tech giant Google has patented a smart contact lens to buttress its Google Glass product. The lenses will contain micro cameras and come with sensors embedded on the surface, all controlled by blinking.

The smart lenses are a melding of both Google Glass and the company’s tear-monitoring contacts, which are aimed at helping diabetics survey their blood glucose levels.

The micro camera installed in a lens will offer users the ability to “superzoom,” allowing the sight-impaired to see more clearly and even notifying a blind user when a busy road may be safe to cross.

The lenses’ sensors will be able to “detect light, colors, pattern of colors, objects, faces, motion, or any other suitable information that can be derived from processing one or more images,” PatentBolt reported.

“As the wearer's gaze shifts, the contact lens will follow the shift in gaze, thereby allowing for generating image data corresponding to an image of the scene in the shifted gaze.”

The lens patent was secured in 2012, according to PatentBolt, but was only revealed this week.

The announcement coincides with Google’s first release of its Glass product on a commercial level. Starting on Tuesday, Google Glass will be available to all customers, though only for a limited time. Thus far, one has had to apply for the right to buy Google Glass for $1,500 as part of the company’s “Glass Explorer Program.”

Comments (19)


PeoplesParadigm 17.07.2014 02:40

Soon, the FBI will warn that terrorists will hack your Google contacts and render you blind - causing pilots to crash aircraft and drivers to swerve off roads!

Wait ing for the report that the FBI, CIA, SS, and our military and LE have all been HACKED and subverted from their intended purposes.

I diot robotic slaves, hacked by a corrupt system, intent on ending the world through democracy and destruction. smh


John Dillinger 27.06.2014 14:16

A technology where artificial intelligent NANO can assemble within the human body to become many things desired and designed
A technology that can reproduce itself extend itself for many purposes
Much isn’t shared with most everyone including president’s congress CIA FBI all the three lettered agencies as general statement - but that doesn’t mean there aren’t a few WHO DO KNOW- and are within all agencies known and not known


John Dillinger 27.06.2014 14:11

The electronics in the photo are very misleading to what is available and in USE
The photo is in fact ARCHAIC and for the Public media to air for a publics level of knowledge.
Think 100,000 times smaller NANO

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