We all know Google is into making the most cool and awesome gadgets and machines ever known to man, and if you count the self – driving cars, the street cameras, the future Internet beaming solar – powered drones, the Google Glass available for purchase for one day, tomorrow, and other innovations, you can’t but agree that everything coming from Google’s labs is weird, mind – puzzling and beneficial to all tech aficionados. And brace yourselves, as there were some rumors regarding some future Google smart contact lenses provided with microcameras and here we have them: the Android Police gives us insights on Google’s patent application for microcamera contact lenses that will be the next best thing in smart wearables, a tech niche Google is making outstanding progress.
According to Patent Bolt, cited by Android Police and other media outlets,
Today’s new patent revelations cover the integration of tiny cameras into their future smart contact lenses. The user will be able to control the camera through a sophisticated system using the owner’s unique blinking patterns. The new camera system could have many benefits to users and our report covers Google’s initial ideas. One particular idea that Google conveys in their new patent pending invention will really open your eyes to the potential power of this new wearable computing device. For many, it could be a real life saver.
So… are we going to be able to take pictures of other people without their knowledge or consent? Well, let’s not get paranoid, as everybody did when the Google Glass concept and skills were revealed. The main purpose of these smart contact lenses is to help the visually impaired to have a better control of the environment and maybe save their life and improve their well – being, just as the recently revealed Google contact lens that monitors glucose levels in tears will be able to improve the quality of life of diabetes patients all over the world. Google’s patent application for microcamera contact lenses can be taken with the complimentary grain of salt by the detractors, but since Google’s gadgets made this world a lot cooler, it is very likely that the future smart lenses will be considered a great breakthrough not only in the “tech – for – fun” niche, but also in medicine. Let’s not forget that the much disputed Google Glass, the geek – freak device that makes humans look like droids and allows everybody to break in our intimate lives may be actually of great help for surgery patients and can push medicine some big steps forward.
Perhaps we will be able to achieve a long time dream of taking pictures only by blinking, but it seems we’re still far from that historical moment. Until then, we’re waiting for more information and news on Google’s patent application for microcamera contact lenses and the big reveal if the lenses actually reach mass production.