The engineers at Samsung are currently working on something that we have only ever seen in sci-fi movies: smart contact lenses complete with a display and a built-in camera.

Although it is still in the early stages of development, this visual technology is intended to offer an even better Augmented Reality experience than, for example, the Google Glasses. A patent application for this application was granted last year, but Google is reportedly also developing a similar lens. The lenses have a special screen that sends images directly to the eyes of the wearer, a camera, a specially designed antenna and various small movement sensors. According to the developers, the different parts of the contact lens are operated by blinking the eyes. The data projected on the screen can be linked to an external device, such as a smartphone.

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