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Glass without the glasses: Google patents smart contact lens system with a CAMERA built in

April 15, 2014 | Telepresence Options

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Story and images by Mark Prigg / Mail Online

  • Lens has camera built in
  • Could be developed to help the blind see and give them guidance
  • Could also give wearer 'supervision' with ability to zoom
  • Could shrink Glass to fit on a pair on lenses
  • Firm already developing lenses with screen and medical sensors built in
  • Project developed in secretive Google X lab

Google has patented a smart contact lens that could see its Glass wearable computer fit inside a smart lens.

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The firm has already developed a contact lens for diabetics analyses their tears, warning them if their glucose levels are low.

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Now it has revealed plans for a lens with a camera built in - opening the possibility of its Glass system being shrunk down significantly, offering features such as 'superzoom' to wearers and even helping the blind see.

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