20 January 2014 | News | By BioSpectrum Bureau
Google launches prototype of eye lens. Medtech company is in pipeline
Singapore: Google revealed that it has developed a prototype of its smart contact lens that can be used by diabetics to monitor their blood-sugar levels.
The lens, which is equipped with tiny chips and an antenna, can generate a reading of a tear's glucose level every second, potentially replacing the need for people with diabetes to prick their fingers and test drops of blood throughout the day.
Google said in a post on its official blog that, "We're in discussions with the US FDA, but there's still a lot more work to do to turn this technology into a system that people can use. We are looking for experts that bring products like this to market."
Google has also become more focused on health-related issues, launching a separate company in September devoted to tackling diseases related to aging.