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The lenses were developed in the Google X lab and were featured in a patent filing dating from 2012, which was recently published by the US Patent and Trademark Office. The patent filing features a contact lens that includes an embedded circuit, camera and sensor. The control circuit could be linked wirelessly or via a wire to the camera and sensor. The sensor could be a light sensor, pressure sensor, temperature sensor or electrical field sensor, which may allow for people to gain a "sixth sense" of sorts.


 

While the project might seem a bit "out there", the technology isn't all that far off -- smart contact lenses with displays have already been tested in labs, although they've been a little clunky up until now. One of the key benefits of having a camera embedded in a contact lens rather than attached to the side of the head like Google Glass is that the camera frame would follow a person's precise gaze without obstructing their view (by being placed along the edge of the lens, away from the pupil).

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That's the real Google Glass that I'm interested in.. not the stupid plastic box thing attached to a metal frame..

Gimme a lens baby...
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I think this is a repost... but, in any case... its been done. It was in the more recent Mission Impossible movie. And they obviously didn't use some prop. He blinked and you saw the printer printing the image. =P
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Dude, next thing Google X labs will become the next Duex Ex style company...which I would love.. a lot.
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Thats cool and all but if it was used for filming they would have to find a way to work around human eye twitch. Though you think your gaze is steady, the eye is actually always twitching not to mention blinking.

Every video would have like 5 thousand blinks and heavy stabilization applied to it. You could have two contacts on and learn to blink one eyelid at a time though tongue.gif.

But all the other things besides filming interest me way more. Sensors hell ja!
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This is a way more interesting innovation compared with the other Google Glass.
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Thats cool and all but if it was used for filming they would have to find a way to work around human eye twitch. Though you think your gaze is steady, the eye is actually always twitching not to mention blinking.

Every video would have like 5 thousand blinks and heavy stabilization applied to it. You could have two contacts on and learn to blink one eyelid at a time though tongue.gif.

But all the other things besides filming interest me way more. Sensors hell ja!
The blinking might be a problem, but auto-stabilizing post processing is already widely used in cellphones etc.
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Very cool, but I'm curious how they're powering these things.
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Very cool, but I'm curious how they're powering these things.

AFAIK it uses wireless power, well the other prototype i know off.
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Absolutely a repost can we get a thread merge?


here is the original story I know because I made it
 
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