Samsung Patents Contact Lenses With Built-in Camera

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Samsung has been granted a patent for contact lenses that project images directly into the eye.

The patent, awarded in South Korea, includes a contact lens equipped with a display, a camera, an antenna, and several sensors that detect movement.

The contact lens will use the antenna to link up to a smartphone, which processes the image sent into the eyes.

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Samsung has been granted a patent for contact lenses that project images directly into the eye. The patent, awarded in South Korea, includes a contact lens equipped with a display, a camera, an antenna, and several sensors that detect movement
Samsung has been granted a patent for contact lenses that project images directly into the eye. The patent, awarded in South Korea, includes a contact lens equipped with a display, a camera, an antenna, and several sensors that detect movement
 Samsung has been granted a patent for contact lenses that project images directly into the eye. The patent, awarded in South Korea, includes a contact lens equipped with a display, a camera, an antenna, and several sensors that detect movement

HOW IT WORKS 

The contact lenses will be equipped with a display, a camera, an antenna, and several sensors that detect movement.

The system will use the antenna to link up to a smartphone, which processes the image sent into the eyes.

The lens can then send images onto the wearer’s eye and record their surroundings.

Meanwhile, the sensors will be used to control the images using movements such as blinks.

The lens can then send images onto the wearer’s eye and record their surroundings.

If Samsung can make it a reality, the ‘smart’ contact lenses could prove tough competition for products such as Google Glasses.

SamMobile, who first spotted the patent, claims the ‘lenses can provide a more natural way to provide augmented reality than smart glasses.’

Google also has two patents for smart contact lenses, which may be closer to reality.

In 2014, it signed a deal with health giant Novartis to produce its ground-breaking smart contact lenses.

The two said they would produce the first glucose monitoring lens for diabetics and one to treat farsightedness, it was announced.

However, the firm hinted at ‘other uses’ for the technology with patent of a lens that includes a built in camera.

According to PatentBolt, the system could even be used to help the blind see.

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