Google Working On Smart Contact Lenses For Diabetics

Majority of wearable tech that we’re seeing today are designed to work as communication or entertainment tools and doesn’t necessarily serve a “deeper purpose”. But Google may soon change all that with its smart contact lens project that is currently in the works. Google’s smart contact lens will be able to monitor blood sugar levels by using a miniaturised glucose sensor…

 

Majority of wearable tech that we’re seeing today are designed to work as communication or entertainment tools and doesn’t necessarily serve a “deeper purpose”. But Google may soon change all that with its smart contact lens project that is currently in the works.

Google’s smart contact lens will be able to monitor blood sugar levels by using a miniaturised glucose sensor and a tiny wireless chip placed between two layers of soft contact lens material that analyses the user’s tears for its sugar content. The company is also thinking of adding LED lights that light up whenever specific thresholds are reached.

The technology will help people suffering from diabetes to monitor their blood sugar levels with a simpler method, eliminating the need to use testers that require patients to use their blood for testing.

At present, the technology is still under development and google is still coordinating with the US FDA on how they will bring the technology to the masses. Google has also confirmed that they are already working on clinical trials to check the potential and viability of the smart contact lens to ordinary consumers.

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