Sony Is Making Contact Lenses That Can Record Video In Just The Blink Of An Eye

Smart glasses could very well be a thing of the past because there’s even better, thinner technology in the making. According to IFL Science, Sony has filed a patent for contact lenses that can record and playback video, all with just the blink of an eye. Literally.

Sony reportedly described their technology idea as, “a contact lens and storage medium capable of controlling an image pickup unit provided in the contact lens.”

The lens would be able to sync with a smartphone and differentiate between conscious and unconscious blinking.


How you ask? Well, according to Futurism the patent states, “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).”

If you thought that was mind-blowing, there’s more. It will also be able to record and playback videos.

In an essence, these lenses are also tiny cameras, and that’s a huge step for contact lenses. I mean, I thought it was a good day if my lenses didn’t dry up before the work day was over. Little did I know, this kind of technology was in the making.


So, if there’s a sunset view you’d like to capture or a plate of food you’d like to Instagram, you may soon be able to do so without ever raising a finger. Simply blink and store for later. No more shameless photo taking for you.

Oh no, those days could soon be long gone. Hey— that’s just technology for you.

[h/t: IFL Science]