The company has filed a US patent for embedding mini cameras into special eyewear.

Google has filed a US patent application to embed micro cameras into special contact lenses.

According to Patent Bolt, the patent describes how wearers will be able to control the camera through a system which uses their blinking patterns. This means they would be able to capture photos of their line of vision.

The camera system and sensors can also be programmed to detect light and color, and even specific objects, faces and motion without impeding the wearer’s view.

The embedded miniature cameras can potentially help the blind or visually-impaired navigate through their daily lives. The system can help process image data to determine what the wearer is looking at or approaching. It can then be programmed to send a command to a remote device like a smartphone, which can provide an audio warning to the wearer. Something like this would be useful when, say, the blind user is approaching a busy road.

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