In the future, we could all be wearing smart contact lenses, like the ones secret agents use in movies.
Samsung has been granted a patent in South Korea for contact lenses with a display that projects images directly into wearer’s eyes, according to the Samsung-focused blogSamMobile. A built-in camera and sensors are controlled by blinking. Embedded antennas then beam content to an external smartphone-like device for processing.
According to SamMobile’s report, Samsung started developing smart contact lenses as a means to create a better augmented reality experience than the ones that exist through Google Glass-like wearables. Smart contact lenses would allow AR to be projected right into a person’s eyes and be more invisible at the same time.