January 20, 2014
Google Shows Off ‘Smart’ Contact Lens For Diabetics
Google X, known for developing risky technology that may never make it to market, has announced their latest ambition in wearable technology, the smart contact lens. But it’s not the Minority Report-esque fun technology of the Google Glass. It’s meant to help diabetics monitor glucose levels. Sufferers of diabetes don’t always properly monitor their sugar levels as testing can be painful and inconvenient. The contact lens, equipped with very tiny chips and sensors, would keep check on glucose levels through tears. These very special chips Google had to develop itself, and they sit between two layers of soft contact lens material. That’s definitely a vision of the future.
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