Google Glass Patents Contact Lens Camera

Could Glass come to contacts? It’s looking that way, as a new patent from Google suggests they’re working on visual augmentation without glasses at all, suggesting that the Glass computer system could in fact be shrunk small enough to fit on the film of a contact lens. The device will allow users to capture video from the lens itself without obstructing their field of view. It could bring some muscle to the promise of medical help for patients who are unable to use Google Glass – for instance, it could recognize the faces of people that partially blind people can’t see. As well, Google has said it wants to help diabetes patients monitor their glucose levels by checking the moisture within their eyes. As technology tries to paint itself in a positive light, Google’s lens could be a big step towards proving that technology can help drastically improve the lives of those with serious medical ailments.