Google Patents Biometric Contact Lens

According to the U.S. Patent and Trademark office, Google has been awarded a patent on several designs and implementations of contact lenses capable of scanning the wearer’s iris and using it as a biometric “fingerprint”.

One of the patented contact lens designs includes multiple sensors that measure the light filtered through the iris, circuitry which can communicate with remote devices, and a power source. This information would be used for the purposes of authentication and identification.

Iris recognition scans are considered by security experts to be more accurate and difficult to fake than fingerprints, but current iris scanning technology is unable to distinguish a real eye from a high quality photograph.

Further information: http://www.healio.com/optometry/contact-lenses-eye-wear/news/online/%7Bc8f5d97a-d495-4c2a-a4e1-a2e978102b4e%7D/google-patents-contact-lenses-with-iris-scanning-technology/

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