Google’s Smart Lenses Are Used To Measure Sugar Level In Tears

On Thursday, Google revealed that the company’s smart contact lenses are made to test the sugar level in the tears, to finally calculate sugar level in blood of the people having diabetes. These lens are in it’s early days but it seems that it will come into use in some 5-6 years, as the researchers have completed multiple clinical research studies which are helping to refine their prototype.

“We’re testing prototypes that can generate a reading once per second. We’re also investigating the potential for this to serve as an early warning for the wearer, so we’re exploring integrating tiny LED lights that could light up to indicate that glucose levels have crossed above or below certain thresholds,” the project leaders

These smart contact lens are developed by Brian Otis and Babak Parviz, using a very thin and tiny wireless chip and minuscule glucose sensors. These lenses were under construction from past 18 months in the clandestine Google X lab.

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