Google is again in the news, this time for a prototype that could potentially allow the tech giant to shrink its wearable tech – Google Glass – into the size of a single contact lens. This latest patent filing comes on the back of a recent filing by Google, revealing a prototype contact lens that monitors glucose levels. This patent is set to drastically improve the lives of diabetics, who currently have to puncture their fingers to measure their blood sugar levels.
According to reports, those wearing the contact lens would command their device through a sophisticated system of unique blinking patterns. Google’s latest patent could potentially have a greater societal impact: the blind could be granted the possibility to see certain things, since the analysis component of the contact lens could process raw image data of the camera to determine whether or not the environment was safe.