Under normal circumstances, applications at the U.S. patent office are revealed publicly a year and half after they’re filed, and recently information about Samsung’s smart contact lenses was revealed.
The contact lenses are ‘augmented reality devices wearable in the eye’, and are similar to the contacts worn by Tom Cruise in the Mission Impossible movie.
An antenna inside the lens transmits information received from the outside to the display inside the contacts. Core functions can be controlled by blinking.
However, considering current technology levels, the lenses are not expected to be commercialized in the near future.
Industry insiders say that the device is still an ‘idea’, and it is still too early to discuss commercialization.
By M.H.Lee (firstname.lastname@example.org)