Monday, October 19, 2015
Sun Powdered Contact Lenses from Google
"The eyewear of the future may look like the contact lenses of today, but don’t be fooled — if Google has its way, nothing in the world of contact lenses will ever be the same again. In a new patent filed on October 13, the Internet giant turned purveyor of all things cool unveiled its plan for a 'contact lens employing optical signals for power and/or communication,'" reports Digital Trends. "The futuristic device will be solar-powered, as it will purportedly sport a 'photo-detector that harvests light received and generates power from the harvested light,' and will do far more than just let you see — it’ll open up a whole new world. As per the filed patent, Google hopes that its new solar-powered lens would allow the wearer to access information about his or her surrounding environment, including the presence of allergens, 'hazardous materials,' or other atmospheric particles that may have a deleterious effect on your health. Moreover, your contact lenses could actually be connected to your mobile device (if those are still around by the time this comes to fruition), and communicate data about your body temperature or blood-alcohol level." Read more.