Smart Contact Lens Can Monitor Glucose

Alessia Andreotti
January 24th 2014

Google has developed a prototype for a hi-tech smart contact lens able to measure blood glucose levels in tears. Like the Glowing Glucose and the Nano Tattoo, this lens is designed to change the lives of millions of people living with diabetes.

The device looks like a standard contact lens and contains two twinkling glitter-specks that are loaded with tens of thousands of small transistors and is ringed with a hair-thin antenna.
"We're testing a smart contact lens that we built that measures the glucose levels in tears using a tiny wireless chip and a miniaturised glucose sensor" explained the Google X project leader for the smart contact lens, Brian Otis.
Google hypothesize it will take at least five years to launch on the market the smart contact lens. Eye 2.0 is coming true!

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