Google News: California Company Files Patent for Smart Contact Lenses
Recent advancements in science and technology make the world smaller, cultures more accessible, and information more readily available. And it seems like there is no stopping experts, scientists and innovators from creating machines that transform daily life. In fact, a patent from tech giant Google was recently made available to the public. The company's innovation is poised to revolutionize human function - specifically humanity's sense of sight.
According to the patent that was filed last April, Google is in the process of developing liquid contact lenses that are designed to be injected directly into a lens capsule of the eye.
"An intra-ocular device includes an electronic lens that can be controlled to control the overall optical power of the device. The device can be installed within a flexible polymeric material shaped to conform to the inside surface of a lens capsule of an eye" reads a part of the patent.
While vague, the patent alludes to the function of the contact lenses. The document details how the upcoming technology would improve the eyesight of people who are suffering from decreased focus and degradation of images.
The patent is not the first evidence pointing to Google developing state-of-the-art contact lenses. In 2014, the California based company published an article detailing their intention to create lenses that can monitor glucose levels and dispense insulin, accordingly.
"We're now testing a smart contact lens that's built to measure glucose levels in tears using a tiny wireless chip and miniaturized glucose sensor that are embedded between two layers of soft contact lens material" read a part of the post.
"We’re in discussions with the FDA, but there’s still a lot more work to do to turn this technology into a system that people can use. We’re not going to do this alone: we plan to look for partners who are experts in bringing products like this to market," the company added.
Google has yet to formally announce the availability of their recent project.