Samsung just took another step into science fiction, their new “smart” contact lenses has a built-in camera that activates when you blink.

Forget smart glasses: Samsung patents contact lenses with built-in …Contact lenses will include a display, camera, antenna and sensors; that project directly into the eye.
The contact lenses will include a display, camera, antenna and sensors and the antenna will link up to a smartphone, which processes images. Google also has two patents for similar smart contact lens designs.contact-lens-samsung-patent-450x270

Google is testing a prototype for a smart contact lens with built protocols to measure glucose in tears and which will continuously monitor levels with a wireless chip and miniaturized glucose sensor.

HOW IT WORKS

The contact lenses will be equipped with a display, a camera, an antenna, and several sensors that detect movement.
The system will use the antenna to link up to a smartphone, which processes the image sent into the eyes.
The lens can then send images onto the wearer’s eye and record their surroundings.
Meanwhile, the sensors will be used to control the images using movements such as blinks.
The lens can then send images onto the wearer’s eye and record their surroundings.
If Samsung can make it a reality, the ‘smart’ contact lenses could prove tough competition for products such as Google Glasses.
SamMobile, who first spotted the patent, claims the ‘lenses can provide a more natural way to provide augmented reality than smart glasses.’
Google also has two patents for smart contact lenses, which may be closer to reality.
In 2014, it signed a deal with health giant Novartis to produce its ground-breaking smart contact lenses. – source

Although the screen of the lens would project images directly into the eye, we need to be connected to another device that would serve as a platform for content.

In this case a smartphone would be responsible to process all the information.

Interestingly this is not something new, it has-been reported that Samsung has-been working on this project since 2014 with a project “Gear Blink”, a brand that is currently registered in Korea and the United States.

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