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Welcome to the Future: This Smart Contact Lens Has a Built-In Camera

Posted by on April 22, 2016 in Sci-Tech, Science, Technology with 7 Comments

Smart contact lens

Source: Higher Perspective

The South Korean multinational company, Samsung, was recently granted a patent for ‘smart contacts'. While this project is still very much in the planning stages, this is an amazing insight into what future technologies may look like.

As of now, the contact has a built in camera and sensors that can be controlled through blinking.

Only Google and Samsung have patents for this kind of wearable technology so far. Google's interests lay more with medical pursuits, as their contact lense is supposed to be able to detect blood sugar levels through tears. Samsung's design is more widely applicable.

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Samsung's contact lens will have not only an embedded camera but antennas that will communicate recorded information to your smartphone and other devices. To see the full patent diagrams, go to SamMobile. Below is a basic diagram provided by Samsung/Korea Intellectual Property Right Service.


The dangers of having a device in direct contact with your eye aren't clear. It would seem that having a device that is broadcasting information through wireless means wouldn't be beneficial. This device would subject the body to more electromagnetic fields. Studies have shown the dangers of EMF's, linking certain wireless technologies to cancer.

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  1.' Tim Shunom Yako says:


  2.' Bruce Aasen says:

    Not for me.

  3.' Marijana Maša Zlatković says:

    Human eye is so much more than any optical lense…

  4.' Susan Reed says:

    Does it work for macular wrinkles?

  5.' Tantra Triple says:

    No Thank You.

  6.' Taylor Buchanan says:

    A great way for whatever AI recording everything to predict everything even more. I say stay the F away. It’s a trap

  7.' Shawn Fessenden says:

    Well no, this will never catch on. I will teach ppl how to look for this, and punch the wearer in the eye if detected.

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