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

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[3]: Comment by Nelson
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Fri 17th Jan 2014 15:12 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Nelson"
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All of that jazz, and you forgot the best thing MSR has done: F#. A pox on your house for not mentioning it.

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RE[4]: Comment by Nelson
by Nelson on Fri 17th Jan 2014 15:20 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Nelson"
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Haha, I both didn't know and am not a huge fan of F#. The latest language in actually pretty fond of is Rust.

BTW for anyone interested, here's a longer list of MSR projects seeing the light of day, sorted by year.

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