Google has just filed a new patent application with the USPTO for embedding micro cameras directly into contact lenses. According to TechCrunch, the various uses include “photographing what a wearer sees, or providing the basic input for a contact-based assistive device for the visually impaired.” Continue reading for a video of similar bionic eye technology and more information.

Here’s what Patent Bolt has to say: “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.”

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