Google Develops Smart Contact Lens that Measures Glucose Levels

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January 21, 2014

Patients that suffer from diabetes do not monitor their glucose levels as often as they should because that comes with painful pricks of your finger several times a day.

To make the contact lens, Google had to design its own tiny chips and mount them on very thin, flexible, plastic-like film. The chip and a sensor are embedded between two layers of soft contact lens material. A tiny pinhole in the lens lets tear fluid from the surface of the eye to seep into the glucose sensor. The prototypes can take a glucose level reading once every second, Google said.


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