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Sony Patents Contact Lenses That Takes Pictures and Records Videos When You Blink

In today’s’ world, technological devices are getting better and small in size by the day. But now, contact lenses will get cooler too due to nanotechnology and Nicola Tesla’s vision. Sony, the technology giant has ramped up their tech make a device seen in James Bond movies a reality.

Sony has filed for a patent for their new smart contact lenses that will capture pictures and record videos just with a blink of an eye and store them in a  small memory space on the lens or on the wearer’s eyeballs. Sony is not alone in this field,  other technology giants like Samsung and Google are also gearing up their smart contact lenses, presenting their concepts of taking pictures, making videos and even monitoring activities like observing sugar intake, etc.  The potentials are limitless with improved gaming experience and much more.

Even though Sony’s patent does not mean its device will hit the market soon, the Nikola Tesla tech is innovative and exciting. Sony’s release of the lens will encompass a picture-taking unit, a central controlling unit, the main unit along with an antenna, a storage area, and a piezoelectric sensor. The sensor is accountable for observing the time on how long the eyelids have remained open and will also identify the blink that was executed to take a picture along with the winks that were done subconsciously. This will enable the unit to differentiate between taking pictures and a normal blink.

Sony’s patent states that the unintentional blink occurs between 0.2 to 0.4 seconds, so if the blink exceeds 0.5 seconds, then it was done deliberately and will be considered a peculiar blinking that signals the unit to capture the image. The antennae on the main unit will give the power to the lens wirelessly, capturing it from the smartphone, a smart tablet or a computer. This tech that was first conceived by Nicola Tesla, will incorporate either radio waves, electromagnetic induction or electromagnetic field resonance, and the smart lens will additionally support an auto-focus and zoom capability.

But before consumers and intelligence agencies can blink with this cutting-edge device, the technology still needs to clear strict tests before hitting the market.

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