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It seems that every morning I wake up with a crazy new camera idea. I was lying in bed looking at the texture of my pillow when I noticed the lints sticking up out of it, like a lint forest. At that moment, I wished I had a digital camera built into my eye, so that I can snap a picture of it.

That led me to think about the possibility of a contact lens with a built-in digital camera. With all these advancements in contact lens technology lates, such as one permanently embedded in the eye, potential use seems to be paramount.

Digital camera contact lens . . . Possible?

Chieh Cheng
Mon Aug 9 11:17:45 PDT 2004

I had a thought very much like that! What about a digital video camera?

Mon Nov 1 10:09:02 PST 2004

Christine, it seems like your wish is getting closer to coming true. I just read a news story today about a Deja View Camwear Model 100 that can be attached to a pair of glasses. The camera records and caches the last 30 seconds of video. When something interesting occurs, a push of a button stores the 30 second cache onto a Secure Digital media card . . .

Chieh Cheng
Sat Nov 13 23:26:48 PST 2004

Yup, Same here thought about a digital camera in the eye for awhile now, havent heard anything about it yet but sounds like we are getting closer and closer everyday to that reality. Sounds like a Japanese company has made a microchip the size of a grain of sand.

Fri Nov 19 22:38:34 PST 2004

That is really small . . . Which microchip is that?

Chieh Cheng
Mon Nov 22 12:03:01 PST 2004


todd smith
Thu, 28 Sep 2006 10:50:46 -0700

nanotechnological advances certainly indicate the possibility of these devices

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m evil
Wed, 30 May 2007 00:48:12 -0700

The idea of camera contact lenses is mentioned in the book series: Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer

Thu, 07 Jun 2007 19:55:08 -0700

does anyone know if a camera or video camera contact lense is getting close to being produced if it already is? Seems like an awesome idea.

Fri, 29 Jun 2007 16:30:02 -0700

if this happens we'll have a mechanism as mentioned in the movie Strange Days [1995] :-SQUID .

Wed, 12 Dec 2007 20:36:13 +0000

I remember seeing "Strange Days". It's a good movie. I just can't remember what it's about any more. :-P

Chieh Cheng
Wed, 12 Dec 2007 23:32:48 +0000

there is an idea there. but keep on with that and make attempts and not possibilities happen!

on a side note: Watching the Movie "I Spy" w/ Owen Wilson and Eddie Murphy with their
"live feed camcorder lens with a watch receiver to activate and store it...
Sort of like that or something

they have come up with the ability to start your car with a watch
why not be able to record video and store it, Huh?

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Red Dragon 369
Thu, 08 Jan 2009 17:05:41 +0000


Fri, 06 Mar 2009 16:03:39 +0000

there has to be one!!!
it would be so useful

Tue, 17 Mar 2009 16:25:01 +0000

contact-lens cameras could probably use could be powered by the light(photovoltaically?) entering the eye itself and then transmit the images to a memory dev. in your pocket.

Wed, 18 Mar 2009 03:49:52 +0000

dude im so happy i found i thought i was the only one who was thinkin of it! There has to be a way to make this possible

Josh B.
Thu, 06 Aug 2009 02:05:33 +0000

Contact lens with digital camera may be coming soon with advances in micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS). This MEMS Putting Smart Phones Into Motion article show cases a contact lens that has MEMS circuits (see photo below).

Sensimed's Triggerfish product, using MEMS from STMicroelectronics, is a contact lens that tests for glaucoma.

Chieh Cheng
Fri, 07 May 2010 15:21:12 +0000

Yes, this would be so useful. All they have to do is put the lens in the contact, and make a wireless transmitter, to send the information to a cellphone in someones pocket, or something.

Shlomo Feldman
Wed, 12 Jan 2011 03:55:52 +0000

Our wish is closer to coming true:
Lady Gaga unveils camera sunglasses at CES show

Chieh Cheng
Wed, 12 Jan 2011 16:43:52 +0000

how much are they ? and how much are they ?

amaira caballero
Fri, 30 Sep 2011 13:27:56 +0000

Wow I want one!
I was just thinking the other day about how useful a camera in my eye would be

Tue, 04 Oct 2011 00:39:58 +0000

Im so happy i found this. This concept has been on my mind for a long time.

Mon, 25 Jun 2012 17:59:37 +0400

i actually came up with this idea years ago and would love to see it made, it would be beneficial in many ways, a few examples,film industry, military/spy, police force, you could even go as far as to use it in things like driving tests so you could see exactly where the client was looking and mark his awareness. failing that who wouldn't love to see a day through the eyes of someone else, it would be awesome.

Wed, 08 Aug 2012 20:32:56 +0400

It took eight years... and we are not quite there with the contact lens. But now you can get sunglasses with cameras in them. It's getting closer and closer to our eyes. Here are two examples of sunglasses cam you can buy retail:

POV ACG-20 4 GB Action Video Camera Sunglass Combination (Black)


Chieh Cheng
Wed, 08 Aug 2012 21:50:18 +0400

Terrible idea. I've been experiencing gross invasion by my ex that I believe these camera lens are in my eyes and he's selling images online. I've had no privacy, and he watches me use the bathroom, have sex, and I can hear his voice in whispers. I know he's watching me because I can hear his response to everything I do! I thought I was crazy, but THIS IS REAL. The system allows my thoughts to be read as well. I need help I can trust to get my eyes checked. This has been happening since last year and I believe he somehow got a pair, premature to this application patent. HELP. SF

Mon, 28 Apr 2014 01:29:38 +0400

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