BBC News – Google unveils smart contact lens to measure glucose levels

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Potentially an amazing development if perfected with applications beyond glucose monitoring. Imagine built in google glass style display through the contact lens ?

Google has said it is testing a “smart contact lens” that can help measure glucose levels in tears.It uses a “tiny” wireless chip and a “miniaturised” glucose sensor embedded between two layers of lens material.The firm said it is also working on integrating tiny LED lights that could light up to indicate that glucose levels have crossed certain thresholds.But it added that “a lot more work” needed to be done to get the technology ready for everyday use. “Its still early days for this technology, but weve completed multiple clinical research studies which are helping to refine our prototype,” the firm said in a blogpost. “We hope this could someday lead to a new way for people with diabetes to manage their disease.”Exciting development Continue reading the main story “Start QuoteIt is likely to spur a range of other innovations towards miniaturizing technology and using it in wearable devices to help people monitor their bodies better”End Quote Manoj Menon Frost & Sullivan Many global firms have been looking to expand in the wearable technology sector – seen by many as a key growth area in the coming years. Various estimates have said the sector is expected to grow by between $10bn and $50bn £6bn and £31bn in the next five years.Within the sector, many

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