This is eye-widening news: Google is developing a “smart” contact lens that can measure your glucose levels.
The contact lens would be a potential life-saver for people with diabetes, who need to keep constant tabs on their glucose levels.
The lens contains a tiny chip that measure glucose in tears, yet it looks and feels like a normal contact lens.
Check it out in this video to find out more:
The lens is not yet commercially available and needs further development, but it’s a very exciting evolution for medi-tech.
“We’re still really early on,” said a Google spokesperson working on the project (in the above video). “We’re confident about how the technology is going so far but there’s a huge amount of work left to do, so we’re actively looking for partners to help us out with the next phase of the project.”
He said: “It looks and feels like a regular contact lens.
“We’ve had to work really hard to develop tiny, low-powered electronics that operate on really low levels of energy and really small glucose sensors.
“I’m really excited about this technology because this could give another way – another tool – for people with diabetes to learn more about their blood glucose.”