Tagged: Lens

Researchers develop micro-camera which can be injected directly into the blood stream

Micro camera

Nano technology is really making some inroads into medical science for better diagnosis and treatment of diseases. Scientists at the University of Stuttgart have created another application of practical nano technology which gives us a glimpse of the future. They have built a three-lens camera which is no bigger than the width if two human hair and can be injected right into the blood stream. The small size of this camera comes courtesy 3D printing technology. Focal point of this camera unit is just 3mm away from the lenses and has a width of 100 micrometers.
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Omnifocal glasses auto correct focus depending on distance you’re looking at

deepoptics omnifocal glasses

When you begin to lose your vision with age, two things most hampered are your field of view and ability to focus on things you’re looking at instantly. An Israel-based company called Deep Optics wants to change that for people with fading near sighted vision using a pair of tech-infused glasses. Dubbed Omnifocal, the pair of glasses have the ability to change optical power in real time to enhance user’s vision. The wearer can look wherever they want without compromising clarity or field of view (which ordinary glasses do) with these auto focus correcting lens. Read More…

Google Lens: Interchangeable lens add-on increases Google Glass field of view

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Google Glass might have been pulled down from the market primarily because it failed to impress many by its limited field of view, but that hasn’t stopped researchers at the Wichita State University Kansas, United States, to device ways in order to enhance Google Glass’ workplace applications. To give Glass’ limited field of view a valuable push, researchers Jibo He, Barbara Chaparro and graduation student Long Wang have developed Google Lens. Google Lens is basically an optical lens which can enhance camera view of Google Glass from 54.8 degrees horizontally and 42.5 degrees vertically a dramatic 109.8 degrees horizontally and 57.8 degrees vertically. Read More…

Research student develops Liquid crystal lens to restore sight in older people


An Indian origin, second year PhD student in the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Leads, Devesh Mistry has been developing new kind of lens, which could restore age-related long-sightedness. The new lens, developed from liquid crystals (material smartphone and TV screens are made from) can adjust and focus automatically depending on movement of the eye muscles – helpful in treating eye conditions known as presbyopia. Read More…

You could soon be wearing Bionic Lenses that promise super-human vision

Ocumetics Bionic lenses

Can anything be better than 20/20 vision in human-beings? I’m sure you’ll safely say a “No” to that, but medical science and technological innovation is about to prove you wrong. Being able to see three times better than 20/20 vision criteria is what Dr. Garth Webb, a British optometrist has developed in his research facility, literally perfecting your vision at the age of 100 with a technologically advanced bionic lens. Far ahead of the contact lenses, this bionic lens will give the users super-human like vision.
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Smartphone Scope Mount transforms smartphone into a telescopic lens

Smartphone Scope Mount smartphone accessory

Your smartphone can surely click those impressive selfies and landscape photographs that push your social-networking popularity meter right up high. But when it comes to taking zoomed-in shots of wildlife, smartphone and tablets are no match for the good ol’ DSLR camera. Main reason being the ability of a DSLR to attach telescopic lenses to the main camera. Now an accessory brings the same functionality of attaching a spotting scope to any smartphone with magnet attaching system or universal clamp.
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Aposematic Jacket wards-off attacker and records the scene in 360 degrees view

Aposematic Jacket

Aposematic Jacket has camera embedded into the fabric to record any attacks

When we talk about wearable technology the first thing that comes to mind is a sleek looking gizmo. This odd but futuristic looking men’s suit is something different however. Developed by Shinseungback Kimyonghun, this fashion crazy suit called Aposematic Jacket might not win you many ladies, but in the event of a sudden attack or attempt of theft, it will definitely come handy. They deem it as a wearable computer for self-defense since it is loaded with lenses that give off a warning signal and vocal message “I can record you”.
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Google working on contact lens with embedded micro-cameras

Google Smart contact lens with camera

Google of course banks a lot on its high tech Google Glasses and is coming up with innovations that more than meet the eye. In-fact they have actually centered their products on one of the most active human organ that is the eye. Couple of months back Google revealed their secretive project called Smart Contact lens for measuring diabetes by analyzing the glucose levels in the tears and now they have filed another patent for a smart contact lens system that has integrated camera in it. Now this sounds reminiscent to some of the sci-fi technology shown in movies and TV series!
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Apple working on interchangeable lens smartphone and tablet

Apple interchangable lens camera device

Apple could very well be on the way to making world’s first interchangeable lens smartphone as they have been issued U.S. Patent No. 8,687,299 by U.S. Patent and Trademark Office that allows iOS device to be fitted with a bayonet mount. The bayonet mount apparently is used in photography as a lens attachment mechanism to attach various camera lenses. Other methods of mounting camera lenses include cases with built-in screw mounts or magnetic mounts both of which are very impractical and impeach the basic design of a smartphone/tablet and not secure as well.
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Meditrek Meruru: Insert and remove contact lenses without touching the fingers

Meditrek Meruru insert and remove contact lenses without touching the fingers

Most people find it very difficult to insert and remove soft contact lenses, and it hurts in the eyes too, which can result in frustration. For this very reason people opt not use contact lenses and go for the good old glasses. To overcome this problem Yokohama based Meditrek has released Meruru which allows for hassle free insertion and removal of lenses without touching the fingers. Made from silicone material, Meruru stick-shaped inserter that functions as tweezers, makes it very easy for the user to manage contact lens removal and insertion.
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