Tech | Sony Smart Lense

The future moves fast. Just last year people were in an uproar about Google Glass not being wearable enough (and invasive), and now in 2016 Sony, Google and Samsung all have individual patents for smart contact lenses, surpassing the smart glasses all together. 

The future moves fast. Just last year people were in an uproar about Google Glass not being wearable enough (and invasive), and now in 2016 Sony, Google and Samsung all have individual patents for smart contact lenses, surpassing the smart glasses all together. 

The new patent describes digitally connected lenses that can take a picture with a blink of an eye, and then send that image to your smart phone or device of choice. The patent also notes that the lenses have the ability to zoom, focus and change the aperture, so the pictures could actually be pretty decent. The contacts are described as having a display, allowing you to view captured images. Having displays on contact lenses is something scientists have supposedly been working on for quite some time. Even if the patents are early and the technology isn't readily available for the next few years, it certainly is interesting to get a glimpse into the future.

The new patent describes digitally connected lenses that can take a picture with a blink of an eye, and then send that image to your smart phone or device of choice. The patent also notes that the lenses have the ability to zoom, focus and change the aperture, so the pictures could actually be pretty decent. The contacts are described as having a display, allowing you to view captured images. Having displays on contact lenses is something scientists have supposedly been working on for quite some time. Even if the patents are early and the technology isn't readily available for the next few years, it certainly is interesting to get a glimpse into the future.