Move over Google Glass, there’s a new innovation in town. And it’s by, well, Google.
The tech giant has filed a patent application for a contact lens with a built-in camera. Google’s latest plan can usher a new era in the field of display technology as the next step may be a computer display in a contact lens. Who knows? The possibilities are endless.
Some of the prominent features of the camera include the ability to take pictures by blinking, a super-vision through the ability to zoom, and features designed to aid the blind.
The technology draws inspiration from Google’s earlier project, the smart contact lens, which employed sensors to monitor their blood sugar levels through tears.
A recent report by tech blog Patent Bolt explains how blind people can benefit from it, “For example, a blind person wearing Google’s contact lens with a built-in camera may be walking on a sidewalk and approaching an intersection. The analysis component of the contact lens can process the raw image data of the camera to determine … that there is a car approaching the intersection.”
With the super-vision feature for those with healthy eyesight, people can get rid of Binoculars and even reading glasses. The feature enables users to naturally zoom in the image.
I, for one, cannot wait to get my hands on them.