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Google Tests Smart Contact Lenses for Diabetics

18 Jan 2014 by admin

Google Lab, famous for its unusual projects, has announced that it is about to launch a set of contact lenses able to help people with diabetes to monitor and to better control their blood sugar.

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“We’re now testing a smart contact lens that’s built to measure glucose levels in tears using a tiny wireless chip and miniaturized glucose sensor that are embedded between two layers of soft contact lens material,” said the project co-founders Brian Otis and Babak Parviz. “We’re testing prototypes that can generate a reading once per second.”

The researchers are studying the possibility of integrating light signals that might warn the lens wearers when the blood glucose limits are exceeded.