Dreevoo.com | Online Learning and Knowledge Sharing
Home | News | Technology | Smart contact lens by Google
Click to view your profile

Smart contact lens by Google

Google just announced a smart contact lens that can measure glucose levels of people who are suffering from diabetes.

  Author: mat | Source: googleblog.blogspot.com | 17th January 2014  

Diabetes is affecting one in every 19 people on the planet so there is a great chance you know a person effected by this ever growing disease. Google decided to address this issue by introducing a smart contact lens that lets patients measure and monitor glucose levels in their system.

The smart contact lens carries tiny wireless chip and obviously a tiny glucose sensor, both built-in between two thin contact lenses. The prototype is able to take the readings of glucose levels in tears once per second. They are also considering the potential for the smart lens to become an early warning for the patient wearing it, by embeding miniature LED lights that would light up when glucose levels reach the certain levels.

Google is already in talks with the FDA about the possibilities of bringing the technology to the people but there is still a lot of work to be done. 

"We plan to look for partners who are experts in bringing products like this to market. These partners will use our technology for a smart contact lens and develop apps that would make the measurements available to the wearer and their doctor", as Brian Otis and Babak Parviz, project co-founders posted on Google's Blog.


  Please login to post a comment
  Click to open user profile  
KidCurious, 20th Jan 2014, 7:57 AM
Something similar has already been developed by Chemical and Biochemical Engineering professor Jin Zhang at The University of Western Ontario:

Color-Changing Contact Lenses Help Diabetics Keep Tabs on Glucose Levels

  Click to open user profile  
kagehe7119515, 12th Jun 2021, 12:16 PM
These smaller than normal book neckbands are magnificent. I genuinely like them. Also, going to arrange this jewelry soon So, I have to visit www.dissertation-service.org to get some useful assistance about that work. As I host to on the gathering one month from now and this jewelry will appear to be wonderful with my dress. I likewise requested it for my companions to blessing them.
  Click to open user profile  
betbhai9, 31st Jan 2023, 9:12 PM
Betbhai9 ek asa platform hai jaha ap online paisa kama sakte hai. Agr ap bhi paisa kaman chahte hai to ap hamse contact kare ham apko sports betting karne ke liye betbhai9 login id dege fir ap paisa jeet sakte hai. Visit at: https://betbhai9.app/
online learning made for people