Google Invents Smart Contact Lens
From the company unit that brought you Google Glass and self-driving cars - Google's X unit has now produced a smart contact lens that measures glucose levels for diabetics. The lens uses a wireless chip and miniature glucose sensor that measures glucose levels through a tiny pinhole that allows tear fluid from the eye surface to seep in. Google is in the early stages of the project and is in contact with the FDA about the technology, though prototypes can already take glucose readings once every second. The main objective now will be to find out how tear glucose is related to blood glucose and how it affects people with diabetes. The lenses could have huge potential in helping people manage diabetes should they become a success.
By Jordan Moses
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