Google has been trying so hard to get Google Glass right and hasn’t figured it out till now, but Samsung is in the market giving the concept a shot. It’s literally a Google Glass shrunk down into the size of 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. The patent application, filed in South Korea, shows a contact lens equipped with a tiny display, a camera, an antenna, and several sensors that detect movement and the most basic form of input using your eyes: blinking. The display projects images directly into the eye of the wearer. 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.