Google Patents Smart Contact Lenses
Google recently filed a US patent for embedding tiny microscopic cameras into contact lenses. It is interesting to see how innovative businesses and inventors are exploring unique applications for contact lenses.
We will, in near future, be able to witness use of contacts for empowering the users to take photographs of their direct line of vision using the owner’s unique blinking configurations. as well as providing the elementary input for a contact-based assistive device for the visually impaired.
What Patent Specifies?
Design of the lens will contain numerous minute camera components and mechanisms as well as sensors which could be automated to perceive light, color, specific objects, faces and motion without obstructing the vision of the wearer.
This innovative system could really benefit the medical community by gathering inputs from the camera to identify obstacles and aware the wearer having vision problems and can assist a blind person approaching an intersection. It could then issue a command to a remote device, such as a smartphone, to omit a voice-generated warning about the impending road.
#Google’s Smart Contacts For Monitoring Glucose:
Previously, Google has unveiled a prototype of smart lens that use a microscopic glucose sensor and a wireless transmitter to help those among the world’s 382m diabetics who need insulin keep a close watch on their blood sugar and adjust their dose.
With help of this, it will be pretty much easy to monitor and maintain blood glucose levels in diabetics to provide non-invasive, unconstrained, constant response to the user as well as the doctor.
Patents On Smart Contact Lenses in Past 5 Yrs:
|Contact Lenses with integrated with a biosensor for the detection of Glucose and other components in tears||US 8385998 B2||Grant (publication date –feb 26, 2013)|
|Wireless powered contact lens with biosensor||US 8608310 B2||Grant (publication Date- Dec 17, 2013)|
|Interface using eye tracking contact Lenses||US 8632182 B2||Grant (Publication Date-Jan 21, 2014)|
|Telescopic contact lens||US 20130265507 A1||Application (Published 10 Oct 2013)|
|Self-powered Contact Lenses||CN 203054364 U||Grant (Publication Date- Jul 10, 2013)|