The project has been announced at a time when the
"At Google[x], we wondered if miniaturized electronics—think: chips and sensors so small they look like bits of glitter, and an antenna thinner than a human hair—might be a way to crack the mystery of tear glucose and measure it with greater accuracy," said
The contact lens will feature an in-built wireless chip and a miniaturized glucose sensor, the duo said.
"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," the statement detailed.
The duo further announced they are working on getting the contact lens to warn the wearer about his/her levels.
"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."
On World Diabetes Day, the 14th of
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