- Samsung develops Smart Contact
- It has an inbuilt camera, a tiny
display, Wi-Fi antennas and sensors
- The company has filed for its
patent in South Korea
With the world
turning towards newer technological innovations in wearable devices, one of the
leading smartphone developer has revealed its sci-fi vision for the future.
Samsung has reportedly applied for a patent on its new wearable technology invention "Smart Contact Lens" in South Korea. Smart contact lens
enables users to directly capture photos and also projects images directly into their eyes.
Samsung Smart Contact
Sammobile, the lenses are equipped with a camera, display, antennas and
sensors. The built-in camera enables the users to capture photos just by
blinking their eyes. The antenna has a wi-fi that helps the user to connect to
an external device such as a smartphone to process the captured data. The
sensors help in navigation and detect movements.
‘Samsung has applied a patent for smart contact lenses intended for augmented reality content in South Korea.’
Samsung has reported that it's developing smart contact lenses for
creating integrated augmented reality experience which is not feasible through smart glasses
. This new smart contact lens takes the wearable devices to a whole new level.
Cluster of Concerns
The camera is
entirely controlled by blinking, which makes it a much more easy way of
capturing images. But there is some negativity associated with this type of
Privacy is the
major concern that arises with these type of built-in camera lenses. The user
can capture any images and also any person they see. Moving with a camera in
the eyes sounds to be too risky.
cameras are hard-to-detect which puts others into trouble. The privacy eroding
implications of the contact lens may be a cause of concern if it's developed for public use.†