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Google Is Building A Smart Contact Lens And It Could Change Everything For Diabetics Around The World

Perhaps one of the most underrated blog posts of the year is this one from Google.

In it they describe a new project that they are working on.

Scientists at Google are building smart contact lenses. These contact lenses are remarkably powerful because they can measure glucose levels by the second. A tool like that would change the landscape for diabetics everywhere.

The current market share for Diabetes, including products, consultations, costs, and devices, is estimated to be worth more than $100 billion by 2016.

Here's what Google said about their project. It's a must-read:
"We're now testing a smart contact lens that’s built to measure glucose levels in tears using a tiny wireless chip and miniaturized glucose sensor that are embedded between two layers of soft contact lens material. We're testing prototypes that can generate a reading once per second. We're also investigating the potential for this to serve as an early warning for the wearer, so we're exploring integrating tiny LED lights that could light up to indicate that glucose levels have crossed above or below certain thresholds. It’s still early days for this technology, but we've completed multiple clinical research studies which are helping to refine our prototype. We hope this could someday lead to a new way for people with diabetes to manage their disease." - Google