Google Inc (GOOG) has patented contact lenses with cameras built in

Posted Apr 15, 2014

Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) has patented technology that involves cameras embedded into contact lenses, which could photograph what the wearer sees and provides input for the visually impaired.


Google previously disclosed a plan to build smart contact lenses, which could measure blood glucose levels in diabetics for providing non-invasive and constant feedback to a wearer and a trusted doctor.

The medical community could also use input from the camera to spot obstacles and alert the wearer who has vision problems about their whereabouts. It could also offer vision augmentation for people with different types of ocular health. This technology is a moonshot and could take years to develop so don’t get too excited yet.

Given how many frivolous patent lawsuits are going on at once, Google made the right move by patenting the idea now.