Google recently filed a patent for a new contact lens system that would include built-in cameras.
While details are unknown, Yahoo speculates that the technology could potentially allow the tech giant to shrink its wearable device, Google Glass, into the size of a single contact lens.
According to Patent Bolt, the contacts would be controlled by “a sophisticated system” of “unique blinking patterns.” Furthermore, it could also potentially grant the blind the ability to see certain things, according to Patent Bolt’s reporting of the patent application.
“For example, a blind person wearing Google’s contact lens with a built-in camera may be walking on a sidewalk and approaching an intersection. The analysis component of the contact lens can process the raw image data of the camera to determine … that there is a car approaching the intersection.”
Google’s new patent filing comes just a few months after the company was reported to be testing a prototype contact lens that monitors glucose levels… which would help diabetics monitor their blood sugar levels.