Google and Alcon, Novartis’ eye care division, develop a smart contact lens that might be a relief for diabetics. This project enables Google to access the digital healthcare market, a guarantee of a promising future for the years to come.
Google[x], the team developing the project, built a smart contact lens whose sensor measures continuously glucose levels in tears. Thanks to a tiny wireless chip diabetics receive information on their blood sugar levels to a mobile device. Tiny LED lights might be added to the lens. Their role will be to warn the patient in case of abnormality of glucose levels. This non-painful glucose motoring system would allow diabetics to have a better quality of life.