According to Patent Bolt, Google has applied for a patent that would place a micro camera system directly in contact lenses. Earlier in the year Google announced its Google[x] smart contact lens project that allows for continuous glucose monitoring through tear analysis. This patent application could perhaps be an addition to more work being done for Google’s future wearables initiatives.
The bulk of the patent describes an “image capture component,” which essentially refers to a camera. Applications of the system are vast ranging from taking images and relating them through another sense, such as audio for the visually impaired. Or of course, what the James Bond in all of us hopes for, the ability to record images directly with your eyes. Image recognition, essentially creating a data layer through augmented reality is another possibility.