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Google is developing a smart contact lens

Sharon Gaudin | Jan. 17, 2014
Moving beyond Glass, Google is working on a smart contact lens that would use tiny chips, sensors and antennas to test diabetics' blood sugar levels and make it easier for them to stay healthy.

"With these contact lenses, you have some sort of controller, a power supply, sensors, and a radio," he said. "If you project this forward a few years and add a flexible display, a display controller, and a radio that can talk to your smart watch, then you have Google Glass of the future."

Glass, which is now being tested by a group of early adopters, isn't expected to officially be launched until sometime this year.

The company reported that project leaders are looking for potential partners in the smart contact project to help get it to market. They're also seeking partners that will develop apps to act as the brains behind the glucose measurements and enable the results to be reported to users and doctors.

 

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