In the world of wearables, technology is developing at lightning speed. A few days back, for instance, we talked about Microsoft’s incredibly innovative “holoportation” system that allows users to have real-time interactions with 3D virtual renderings of other people. The engineers at Samsung are constructing something even more futuristic: smart contact lenses fitted with a display as well as an advanced built-in camera.
Although still in the early stages of development, the eye-wear is intended to offer improved augmented reality (AR) experience, as compared to Google Glass and similar wearable technologies. The contraption, for which the company has recently been granted a patent in South Korea, features a special display that transmits images directly to the wearer’s eyes.
Additionally, it is equipped with a camera, a specially-designed antenna, and several, tiny motion sensors. According to the description provided by the developers, the different parts of the contact lenses are controlled by blinking. To process the data projected on to the display, it relies on an external device, such as a smartphone.
At present, Google is trying to build similar smart contact lenses. The team at Samsung, however, is focused more on developing the necessary concepts, rather than the actual product.