connected contact lens
The new alternative to smart glasses such as Google Glass
Samsung is reportedly working to develop a “smart” contact lens, which will allow wearers to use their eyes as an image viewer and camera. The idea was patented by Samsung in South Korea in 2014, and has just been published, according to Samsung blog Sammobile. The connected contact lenses will have a display, camera and antenna built in, along with sensors that can detect movement such as blinking. This will enable users to take photos via the contact lenses. The lenses will then connect wirelessly to a smartphone for editing and processing. They will also be able to project images directly into the eye of the user, meaning the technology could be used for augmented reality purposes, in a similar way to holograms. This could open doors for designers, if the innovation is to be used in a similar way to holographic headsets.