Smart Contact Lens

Measuring glucose without poking a patient with a needle is one of the white whales of modern medicine, and that’s because so many people around the world suffer from a form of diabetes. One way to do it is to attach a sensor to a contact lens alongside some electrical components and measure the sugar levels in tears. Google already has such a project in the works and has partnered with Novartis to further study the possibility of a commercial release. But other researchers are also looking at ways to make a product like this a reality.

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Researchers invent new smart contact lenses that might beat Google’s to market originally appeared on on Thu, 25 Jan 2018 at 14:36:26 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.