Contact Lenses will Get Smarter

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Mar 26 2014

When Doug Leone arrived in Mount Vernon, N.Y. in 1968, the…


Google Smart Contact Lenses Move Closer to Reality

Google’s plan to bring smart contact lenses to diabetes sufferers inched closer to reality as the company secured two patents last week for the cutting edge, biometric sensor technology.

Known among scientists as “Ophthalmic Electrochemical Sensors,” these contact lenses will feature flexible electronics that include sensors and an antenna. The sensors are designed to read chemicals in the tear fluid of the wearer’s eye and alert her, possibly through a little embedded LED light, when her blood sugar falls to dangerous levels.

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According to the patent:

“Human tear fluid contains


Google Wants to Patent Contact Lenses That Can Snap Photos

Today and today only, Google Glass is available to anyone 18 or over in the U.S. (OK, so supplies are limited and the price hasn’t been marked down from $1,500, but still). As is the way with disruptive technologies, however, the time will inevitably come when we look back at Google Glass and think “how vintage.”

That day may arrive sooner than expected: Google has filed a patent application for a micro camera component that could work in conjunction with the smart contact lens it’s already


HealthWatch: Bacteria in Contact Lenses

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British researchers say lens cleaning solutions may not kill bacteria as effectively as you think. They found a dangerous bacterial strain was able to survive in a popular cleaning solution for over four hours.


Google Eyeing 'Smart' Contact Lenses

Google (GOOG) may be investing in big brands like Ray-Bans ahead of the upcoming Google Glass launch, but new patent filings show the tech giant might one day look to ditch glasses altogether.

According to an amendment to an earlier U.S. Patent Trademark Office application – first spotted by Patent Bolt – Google is designing tiny cameras into its future smart contact lenses that would enable a person to capture the world around them with the blink of an eye.

While Google first unveiled plans for an intelligent contact lens back in March, the update suggests that the Google