Attention technology enthusiasts!
While renowned smart contact lenses focused on improving vision or provided an augmented reality HUD, I think you’ve all also known about Google’s high-tech lens that can help diabetics measure their glucose levels through tears. You might have also heard about Samsung’s patent in South Korea for a smart contact lens that houses a tiny camera. However, Sony had another way of looking outwards rather than in and took technology to another level.
Mission Impossible-type contact lenses to capture pictures and record videos will possibly be available to public. And guess what? You can literally have it in a blink of an eye too. This Sony's new patent can be turned on and off through the user's blink on which the sensors can detect whether intentional or not. Essentially by blinking for a little longer than usual (conscious blinking), it would capture a photo or video. According to the patent, the lens would feature an organic electroluminescence display screen. This image-capture technology doesn’t even need to be tethered to a smart phone for the data processing and storage is held within the lens!
These contact lenses can have super
high dynamic range images and even allow users to zoom it in or out with helpful features like autofocus and automatic exposure adjustment. Not only that, this can also record and store videos capable of playback. This device’s battery life isn’t a problem either! Piezoelectric sensors can measure changes in pressure, temperature, acceleration and force. This enables the conversion of eye movements into energy, allowing it to power and charge them.
While this really sounds futuristic, the technology isn’t available to the public yet for further issues like its size, safety and privacy concerns still needs to be taken care of. This proves that augmented reality is indeed a possible future, but this certain technology might also encourage stalkers too!