First smart glasses, now smart contact lenses? How are they going to get all that info on something the size of your thumbnail? Not to mention using solar power?
Google thinks it can be done. The company has been granted a design patent for a wearable communication device shaped like a contact lens, including sensors, memory and a microprocessor. Power would be provided by a (very) tiny photodetector and solar cells.
This isn’t Google’s first look into contact lenses. As previously reported, pharmaceutical giant Novartis, through its Alcon eye care division, has agreed with Google to license the company’s smart lens and miniaturized electronics technology for “ocular medical uses.”
Maybe the phrase “in the blink of an eye” is going to take on new meaning.