Midnight In The Desert — eyeball

Sony patents contact lens camera with blink-triggered shutter

Posted by K R on

Sony patents contact lens camera with blink-triggered shutter

Sony has patented a contact lens that comes with an integrated miniature camera module and all its components, such as image sensor, lens, processor, storage and even a wireless module to transfer images to a smartphone or other connected device. The camera is triggered by a "conscious" eyelid aperture and closure. A sensor measures the pressure of your eyelid, and other settings such as aperture and zoom can be controlled via eyelid movement as well. A display unit allows you to view captured images directly on the lens. The patent document says the following about the camera module: "The image...

Read more →

Google patents computer that can be injected directly into the eyeball 

Posted by K R on

Google patents computer that can be injected directly into the eyeball 

Google is working on a computer that can be injected into people’s eyeballs. A new patent filing shows plans for a device that would stick into people’s eyes and correct their sight, but also provide extra powers. Though the technology in the patent may never actually be released, it is another example of Google’s apparent interest in getting computers onto and into people’s eyes. The injectable machine would be put just behind the visible part of the eye, focusing light so that it can correct poor vision. It would also include storage, a radio and lenses, the patent says. It...

Read more →