Google wants to inject smart lenses in your eyeballs for cyborg vision

Google’s new patent reveals a cure for short-sightedness, can be injected directly into eyeball

This is one Google product which may bring hope to millions of people with short-sightedness and have to operate on their eye(s) to cure it. The Patent documents filed by Google, specifically covers a method for “injecting a fluid into a lens capsule of an eye, wherein a natural lens of the eye has been removed from the lens capsule.”

We all know that Google has been exploring more than one type of electronic contact lens but the new patent published yesterday reveals that Google is willing to take its research much further – to cure humans. The company believes it can cure short-sightedness by removing the inferior biological lenses from your eyes and replacing them with motorized ones controlled by tiny computers.

The planned device […] contains a number of tiny components: storage, sensors, radio, battery and an electronic lens. The eyeball device gets power wirelessly from an “energy harvesting antenna.” The patent describes what looks like an external device to interface with the eyeball computer. The two will communicate through a radio and the ”interface device” contains the processor to do the necessary computing.

The description and the method mentioned in the patent documents is not for the weak hearted but could cure millions of earthlings from short-sightedness. CNet notes that the complete kit is injected into the eyeball as a liquid, and then solidifies once in the eye. Once solidified, it works in the same way as a natural lens, changing shape in order to focus.

You’ll need to wear or carry an external device, which performs the necessary number-crunching, using Bluetooth or similar to transmit instructions to the artificial lens in your eye.

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