Sony patents contact lens camera that can record videos!

The smart contact lens can take photos, record, play, and even store videos with just a blink of the eye.

Updated: May 03, 2016, 10:17 AM IST
PlaySony patents contact lens camera that can record videos!

New Delhi: Sony has filed a patent for a new kind of 'contact lens camera' giving us a new glimpse into an intriguing future.

The smart contact lens can take photos, record, play, and even store videos with just a blink of the eye.

The eyewear has a lens unit, image sensor, microchip processor and storage unit on the contact lens. It also has a built-in wireless antenna to transmit pictures to any device such as smartphones, laptops.

Sony's contact lenses would use sensors to detect when a user closes an eyelid.

“It is known that a time period of usual blinking is usually 0.2 seconds to 0.4 seconds, and therefore it can be said that, in the case where the time period of blinking exceeds 0.5 seconds, the blinking is conscious blinking,” the patent application reads.

The patent notes that the image pickup unit includes image stabilization, aperture stops, zoom lens, and focus lens.

The patent also mentions that the image pickup signal processing unit may perform image stabilization for correcting blur of a captured image, the blur being caused by motion of the eyeball.

It may be noted that Google and Samsung had already filed patents for contact lenses with tiny, built-in cameras.