First-person-view cameras, sometimes called “action cameras,” have been pretty popular in the marketplace. But while these cameras are fairly small, when attached to a human, they’re not exactly low-profile. Google Glass shrunk down the camera and put it in an infamous pair of glasses.

But Samsung may be onto something with a camera in a contact lens.

SamMobile is reporting that the company has applied for trademarks on the term “Samsung Gear Blink” in both South Korea and in the US. Following on from that, a South Korean patent filing from Samsung showed off some art featuring a contact lens with a display, a camera, an antenna, movement sensors and blinking as the main input method. All of the components will have to be mere micrometers in size. They would also interact with a smartphone.

The possible “Gear Blink” is also going to be better as a piece of smart eyewear because it would allow for increased focal distance, putting more things in view. In short, it ain’t your Galaxy Glass.

Source: Kipris
Via: SamMobile (1, 2)




Jules Wang is News Editor for Pocketnow and one of the hosts of the Pocketnow Weekly Podcast. He came onto the team in 2014 as an intern editing and producing videos and the podcast while he was studying journalism at Emerson College. He graduated the year after and entered into his current position at Pocketnow, full-time.

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