Google announces a Smart Contact Lens to help diabetics measure glucose levels

Posted Jan 17, 2014

The Google X lab has just announced a new smart contact lens that will be help diabetics measure glucose levels. The contact lens uses a tiny wireless chip and a mini glucose sensor. The chips are embedded between two soft layers of lens materials.

Google said that scientists have been looking for ways about how certain body fluids can be used to track glucose levels. The sensor can take around one reading per second and they are working on adding tiny LED lights to warn users about when their glucose levels hit a threshold.

Google is working with the FDA to turn the prototypes into real products.

[Source: Google Blog]