Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 17th Jan 2014 00:34 UTC
Google

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.

I have no idea if these kinds of wearable technology - like Glass, and now this - are the future or not, but if they are, then Google is clearly quite, quite ahead of the curve.

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RE[2]: Comment by OSbunny
by rain on Sun 19th Jan 2014 10:05 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by OSbunny"
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I'm so glad to hear that there are doctors out there who won't buy into the big pharma marketing. Very few (if any) type II diabetics need to be dependent on medication.
Diabetes has become a multi billion dollar industry and it saddens me that google wants in on that too.
There is very little money invested in preventing diabetes even though it's such an easy disease to avoid.

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