Google has patented* a smart contact lens that would include built-in cameras.
The 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 give the user audio* commands. It is unclear if the lens would be powered wirelessly or have a wired link to a battery.
Google also says the system will be able to detect faces, potentially allowing the blind to recognize people.
“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,” Google says in its patent application file.
Google has already developed a contact lens for diabetics* by analyzing their tears. (SD-Agencies)