Sony patented lenses that can secretly record what you see
Have you ever seen something that was very awesome, but happened in a split second and you wished you had time to take out your phone and click a picture of it? Have you heard stories from your grandpa about Bigfoot or the Yeti that he saw while trekking in the Himalayas or in the forest and you wondered whether it really was the truth or not? People have always wanted to capture moments to remember them and sometimes the best moments happen only for a few seconds.
Now it may be possible to capture and record such moments as Sony has patented a design for a path breaking technology that would allow you to take a picture or record a short video with just a blink of your eye. Now you may have the technology to have evidence of the ghosts and Bigfoot sightings.
Read about the path breaking story about the contact lenses that can take pictures and record videos.
1 Contact lenses: when you don’t want to wear the spectacles
Contact lenses are a thin layer of lenses that can be put directly on the surface of the eyes. They are considered a replacement for the spectacles and are usually preferred against the specs because you don’t look dorky in contact lenses. Contact lenses are also worn for cosmetic or therapeutic reasons as well. If you plan to look like a cat or Dracula or want to have different colored eyes, you can try on various types of contacts. Most people wear contacts majorly for aesthetic purposes and prefer lenses to specs. Lenses provide better peripheral vision, when compared to specs and they don’t get dirty or moist like specs. Lenses also give the wearer the freedom to wear goggles, sunglasses without having to get them fixed according to prescriptions.
2 Sony’s patented contact lenses
World’s and Japan’s leading tech manufacturing company, Sony, has done something that seemed totally alien. They have patented a contact lens design that is capable of recording video and click pictures in real-time. We have seen this type of technology only in movies or TV shows, but Sony’s path breaking achievement has made it a reality. Although Google holds multiple patents for smart contact lenses and also announced their intention of making one in 2014, Sony’s patent seems to have more potential.
The patent claims: “It is known that a time period of usual blinking is usually 0.2 seconds to 0.4 seconds, and therefore it can be said that, in the case where the time period of blinking exceeds 0.5 seconds, the blinking is conscious blinking that is different from usual blinking (unconscious blinking).”
3 How will the whole thing work?
The wearer of the contact lens will be able to zoom in and out and the focus will be adjusted automatically so that the lens can click best photos. In order to activate the lens, the users have to close their eyes and press the eyelids with their finger. Then they have to open and close their eyes in certain specific ways which are set as commands for the lens to do their magic. The lens would be paired with your phone to wirelessly transmit the images and videos to your phone.
The lens will also store the images and videos in an internal storing device which will have a limited storage space. The lens will have piezoelectric sensors which would convert mechanical energy into electrical energy and would sense the motion of eyes to activate the camera and take pictures and recordings. The power to the lens will be supplied using a small electromagnetic induction technology.
Though it all seems theoretical and imaginary right now, but with major companies like Google, Samsung and now Sony entering the field of smart lenses, we might see one prototype in the coming years.