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A new patent filed by Google over at patent bolt reveals that the search company is looking into embedding a tiny micro sized camera, into the smart contact lens that we had previously heard some talk about. A smart contact lens would be a far cry from the other head worn smart device that Google develops known as Google Glass, but that doesn’t make it any less interesting. Before we break out the pitchforks and start to rally that Google is developing another reason for users to be worried about privacy concerns, the idea of this is to help enhance quality of life. One amazing example is helping visually impaired people.

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Am I allowed to say inb4 paranoia and privacy fanatic posts or can I not do that since I am the OP?


Regardless, I'd love to have a pair of these when they get out of the design phase! Who knows maybe apple already patented it. The iEye
 
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Rule 34 shall gain increased prominence.
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I want a set in infrared.
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I'm imagining the combination of this for eye tracking and Oculus Rift for head tracking and VR. If these lenses can also display, add a HUD overlay to that list. That would make for some pretty awesome sim gear if any games took advantage of it.

In real life applications, the eye tracking/camera combo could help you find items on your shopping list more quickly. The article says that it's a far cry from Google Glass, but in my opinion the eye tracking possibility gives these lenses some practical potential completely separate from Glass.
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I'm imagining the combination of this for eye tracking and Oculus Rift for head tracking and VR. If these lenses can also display, add a HUD overlay to that list. That would make for some pretty awesome sim gear if any games took advantage of it.

In real life applications, the eye tracking/camera combo could help you find items on your shopping list more quickly. The article says that it's a far cry from Google Glass, but in my opinion the eye tracking possibility gives these lenses some practical potential completely separate from Glass.


its only a matter of time until the capability of this technology far exceeds what glass can do now. I personally can't wait to own them as long as they don't dry my eyes out. That's why I quit wearing contacts 15 years ago. They always dried my eyes out.
 
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I want a set. Awesome idea.
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I want them to help with my color deficiency issues. biggrin.gif Becuase, let's face it, I'd rather not have to rely on LSD and/or acid.
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