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January 19, 2014

Google creates smart contact lens for diabetics

Bloomberg, Business Insider
Google creates smart contact lens for diabetics - Silicon Valley Business Journal: "Google's latest moonshot project appears to be a smart contact lens aimed at enabling diabetes patients to measure glucose levels.

The company's secretive X Lab on Thursday said in a blog post that it is developing a lens that uses a wireless chip and a tiny glucose sensor planted between two layers of material designed for soft contact lenses to measure glucose levels in tears."

The contact lens measures glucose in tears using a wireless chip and miniaturized glucose sensor. While at a very early stage, Google hopes the technology could help people mana

Google  is working with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to make the prototypes consumer ready,
Google isn't the first company to delve into such a device. Microsoft Corp., among others, has developed similar lens technology.