Could shrink Glass to fit on a pair on lenses
Firm already developing lenses with screen and medical sensors built in
Project developed in secretive Google X lab
By Mark Prigg Google has patented a smart contact lens that could see its Glass wearable computer fit inside a smart lens.
The firm has already developed a contact lens for diabetics analyses their tears, warning them if their glucose levels are low.
Now it has revealed plans for a lens with a camera built in – opening the possibility of its Glass system being shrunk down significantly, offering features such as ‘superzoom’ to wearers and even helping the blind see.
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Glass without the glass: Google patent contact lens camera
HOW IT WORKSThe Google lens contains a control circuit, an image capture (camera) component and an image sensor.
The system can be wirelessly linked to a mobile phone for data access and to issue commands via audio, although it is unclear if the lens would be powered wirelessly or have a wired link to a battery.
.According to PatentBolt, the system could even be used to help the blind see.
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