Google Patents Contact Lens With Built in Camera

googlecontactsOn the heels of its development of Google Glass and a contact lens which measures blood glucose levels, Google has now developed a contact lens with built in cameras. The contact lens has the potential to be  used for the same functions as Google Glass, however, wearers would use blinking patterns rather than voice commands. The development even has potential as a medical aid by helping blind people to “see.” For instance, a blind person wearing the contacts approaching an intersection would traditionally be unable to see if a car was coming. However, while wearing the Google contact, the implanted cameras will detect oncoming vehicles and send an alert.

The Google contact lens has received a patent from Patent Bolt, though public availability of the product is as of yet unknown.

(Source: Yahoo Tech)

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