Google X Announces Smart Contact Lens for Diabetics

Yesterday on the Official Google Blog, a pair of researchers working at Google X (Google’s mad scientist wing) announced their new smart contact lens project. This project seeks to make 24/7 glucose monitoring possible for those with diabetes. Typically  diabetics would have to monitor glucose levels using the standard pin-prick method, but with the smart contact lens that is no longer required. The lens also constantly checks glucose, providing a better sampling rate and greater knowledge of glucose levels at all times. The lens is still a work in progress, but I would assume that since Google is talking about it, some form of release will be in the next year or so.