Cognitive soft contact lens case.
Publication Date: 2017-Aug-03
The IP.com Prior Art Database
Users of contact lenses usually take them out for night. And store them in special box-container
that is filled with liquid that cleans and hydrates the lenses. For now this is totally up to user to
remember to take lenses for night, to change them after some period, and to clean them. There is
also risk of swapping left and right lenses when one uses lenses of different parameters for left
and right eye.
What we propose is a solution that makes it easier to use contact lenses and remember/remind
about certain duties for person wearing lenses.
We propose a system that is a container for lenses that is equipped with sensors and microcontroller that
processes data from those sensors. Such smart contact lens container can implement variety of functions
making it easier to use such lenses. System like that can issue alerts and reminders to users. This can
also be used to gather usage data by lens manufacturers (if such system has connection to
manufacturer's systems). Alerts may be of visual form (display, highlighting), audio (especially useful for
persons with severe sight degradation) and other - like Bluetooth connectivity to smartphones.
In detail we see that it would be feasible to implement several types of sensors, but in general idea is not
limited to this:
- sensor detecting that a lens is present
- sensor detecting lens integrity
- sensor detecting lens cleanness
- sensor detecting lens parameters (if lens is rf-id enabled)
Those can be real...