In another round of Google wearable technology, comes the smart contact lens. By utilizing miniaturized electronics, the contacts can measure the levels of glucose in your tears, offering diabetics an easier way to monitor their condition without the use needles drawing blood.
Aesthetically speaking, the contacts feature a tiny wireless chip and glucose sensor, which are wedged between two layers of “biocompatible” contact lens material; but not stopping there, Google says that they’re working on embedding tiny LED lights for notifications as well.
To move this project forward, Google is consulting with medical field experts and is “in discussions with the FDA”. It’s an interesting development, especially since Google is toying with just about every conceivable smart product category, but with a good primary purpose. Just how far it goes, however, remains to be seen.