|Move over Google Glasses – Samsung Smart Contact lenses have arrived
Google may have tied up the market with their google glasses, but weren’t quite as quick to get their patents in for the new Smart Contact lens. Competitor Samsung have been granted a patent for their smart lenses featuring a built in camera that projects the image directly into the eye. The lenses also boast antennas and movement sensors to link to smart devices.
While Samsung have pipped Google to the post in acquiring their patent, Google have two smart lens patents pending, one of which targets diabetics and senses blood sugar levels, notifying the wearer when levels are low.
Smart lenses are pushing the boundaries of innovation, with patents include lenses that can provide 20/20 vision and zoom vision (up to 3 times), a patent to enable video capture via blinking, and the combination of recording data and receiving data, such as presenting an overlay for menu data directly from the lens.
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