Gadgets Magazine

Google’s Smart Contact Lens Brings Medical Technology to a Whole New Level

Posted on the 17 January 2014 by Nrjperera @nrjperera

Google’s Smart Contact Lens Brings Medical Technology to a Whole New Level

It looks creepy, like something that gives you Terminator vision, but this new Google-made product is not that cool. It something that would never expect from this world’s biggest tech giant. Apparently, Google is venturing into medical area with its new Smart Contact Lens project. A new device that makes the most of wearable technology to help people diabetes measure their glucose levels.

Sure, it wasn’t the amazing piece of technology everyone would want to wear in their eye. But this actually brings wearable technology to a whole new level. And yes, you can forget about Google Glass because this is way beyond making calls or taking a photo with a voice command. According to Google’s official announcement, this lens is capable of testing glucose levels in tears using its’ tiny wireless chip and miniaturized glucose sensor that has been carefully placed between two layers of soft contact lens material. The prototype version of this lens is said to be capable of generating a reading once per second.

Google-smart-lens-2(Photo Credit: VR-Zone)

Read Also: Tech Pundit Robert Scoble Thinks Google Glass is “Doomed”

“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,”project co-founders, Brian Otis and Babak Parviz stated on the blog post.

Google is currently negotiating with FDA to get the approval to launch this product into markets. If Google succeeds in this venture, it will definitely ring a new trend in technology, something that will truly benefit all humans.

(All images, trademarks shown on this post are the property of their respective owners)

You Might Also Like :

Back to Featured Articles on Logo Paperblog

These articles might interest you :

  • IIIT Delhi Placement Analysis

    IIIT Delhi Placement Analysis

    IIIT Delhi is a Delhi based technical university which is creating the buzz for last few years in the country in terms of placement, education culture, faculty... Read more

    9 hours ago by   Ssankarr
  • Heavy Rockers, Ozone Mama, Announce New Headlining European Tour and Welcome...

    Heavy Rockers, Ozone Mama, Announce Headlining European Tour Welcome Singer

    Big things are bristling on the horizon for Ripple Music's, Ozone Mama!After releasing their critically acclaimed, best-selling album, "Cosmos Calling" with... Read more

    12 hours, 2 minutes ago by   Ripplemusic
  • Train Travels: Malaysia to Thailand

    Train Travels: Malaysia Thailand

    I have now covered this route a bunch of times through the years, having travelled overland from as far as Singapore, up to the... Read more

    12 hours, 21 minutes ago by   Allanmwilson
  • Random Bits of Nature (Snake Warning)

    Random Bits Nature (Snake Warning)

    A very tiny toad -- less than in inch. Blacksnakes kill by constriction. This was an ex-chipmunk by the time I saw it. Read more

    13 hours, 32 minutes ago by   Vickilane
  • Duck Duck Go Founder Asks Google to Sell Them

    Duck Founder Asks Google Sell Them

    So there was an interesting article on CNET today about Google acquired the domain back in 2010 when they acquired ON2. But there is confusion, most... Read more

    14 hours, 4 minutes ago by   Worldwide
  • Concert Review: A Grand Night for D Major

    Concert Review: Grand Night Major

    Michael Tilson Thomas conducts the National Youth Orchestra.</> by Paul J. Pelkonen The players wore red pants: The National Youth Orchestra.Photo © 2018... Read more

    19 hours, 36 minutes ago by   Superconductor
  • OMG - OH My Greenery 24x7

    Greenery 24x7

    Here OMG stands for Office, Home, Market Yard, and Ground. These places by the human being created to secure their social activities. Mostly human destroy the... Read more

    19 hours, 50 minutes ago by   Saurabh Verma