Mission Impossible’s contact lens camera!

The newest of 6 series of Mission Impossible movies starrs Tom Cruise and Alec Baldwin is a race against time.  In the movie it features futuristic situations.  Contact Lenses come in all colors and types.  Who would think we find out about new technology in a movie.  The movie features contact lenses that allow the user to take pictures of what he’s looking at by blinking, then wirelessly transmit them to a computer. With a new patent assigned to the University of Washington, such futuristic features are becoming a reality in the present.

Google has invented a new smart contact lens with an integrated camera. The camera is very small and is inserted at the edge of the contact lens so that it doesn’t obscure your vision. By virtue of being part of the contact lens, the camera would naturally follow your gaze, allowing for a huge range of  applications, from the basis of a bionic eye system for blind and visually impaired people, including to early warning systems for diabetes.  The camera also allows the person wearing it to spot hazards, facial recognition, and superhuman powers (telescopic and infrared/night vision) which is unbeievable.

This new smart contact lens would have a tiny CMOS camera sensor just below your pupil, control circuit, and some method of receiving power wirelessly (more on that later). Because an imaging sensor, by definition, has to absorb light, it wouldn’t be transparent, but it could probably be color matched to your iris, so that your eyes don’t look freaky.

It is comprised of a micro-scale electronic components positioned directly on the surface of the contact lens.  This active contact lens system functions by enabling real-time information display.

Potential applications considered would be used in gaming, virtual reality, and military uses. This could change the game of the casinos and war!  These components may measure temperature, heart rate, pressure, etc. and send the information to the lenses’ base station via radio signal to allow for real time monitoring of the user’s vitals!  We like to help our readers keep up with the lates information.  Schedule An Appointment!

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