Mission Impossible’s contact lens camera!

Mission Impossible’s contact lens camera!

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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Your TV habits might be killing you!?

Your TV habits might be killing you!?

Your TV habits might be killing you! As you get comfy on your sofa, you might want to consider this: Your TV habit might be killing you. A growing body of evidence links not just sitting in general, but TV viewing in particular with all sorts of health problems. Those include obesity, Type 2 diabetes, heart disease and, yes, premature death.  This applies to all ages even our kids.

  • Studies show that for each two-hour increase in daily TV viewing was associated with a 20% increased risk of Type 2 diabetes, a 13% increased risk of cardiovascular disease.  About 2.8M deaths each year in the USA are attributed to the eating and inactivity while watching TV.  Hypertensive and Diabetic patients who aren’t active and when they settle down to watch TV this greatly increases reduction of blood cirulation.  This is what is attributed to death.
  • TV watchers, unlike people who like to read, “get bombarded with junk-food commercials and soft drinks,” Dr. Hu says from Harvard University.  It’s a fact that people who watch a lot of TV eat more junk food, drink more soda and consume more calories.
  • According to Nielsen TV ratings, even with the growth of smartphones, tablets, online video and other alternative distractions;  adults on average spend more than five hours a day watching TV.  Nielson and other sources agree that adults over 50 watch far more than younger adults.
  • It’s still important to aim for 150 minutes a week or more of moderate to vigorous activity, such as brisk walking or running – guidelines that are backed by strong evidence scientifically.

To this I say:  ” Challenge Yourself!”

  • Try a week without TV and see how it affects the way you feel and what you do with your time.
  • If a week seems impossible, start by lowering your TV time by half an hour a day.
  • Stand up, run in place or wander around the house during commercials.
  • Ban eating in front of the TV.  You may be less likely to eat mindlessly if you do it elsewhere.
  • TV may be killing you!

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