Saturday, 15 February 2014

Smart Contact Lenses to Help Diabetics Fight against the Disease

Smart Contact Lenses to Help Diabetics Fight against the Disease

Have you ever heard of contact lenses that are neither for color transformation nor for correcting the errors in refractive index? In coming years; with Google smart contact lenses; people with diabetes can fight against the disease.

Google smart contact lenses are currently in the development state. Google the ever-expanding empire has yet another miracle to put forward. Google proposes its smart contact lenses as an alternate to the painful and conventional finger-pricking method of checking the glucose levels in blood. With these smart contact lenses patient will be able to measure sugar level in their body. Google smart contact lenses are wearable gadgets that help you finding out the glucose through your tears.

Smart Contact Lenses to Help Diabetics Fight against the Disease

Since it is necessary to maintain round-the-clock monitoring of blood sugar levels in some cases, Google advised an alternate way of checking sugar level other than the finger-pricking method. The prototype however will not be available for the consumers to test and try in next five years.

According to Google; “We’re now testing a smart contact lens that’s built to measure glucose levels in tears using a tiny wireless chip and miniaturized glucose sensor that are embedded between two layers of soft contact lens material. We’re testing prototypes that can generate a reading once per second. We’re also investigating the potential for this to serve as an early warning for the wearer, so we’re exploring integrating tiny LED lights that could light up to indicate that glucose levels have crossed above or below certain thresholds. 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.”

Google smart contact lenses are definitely an early technology and lot more has to be done before it becomes acceptable and get approved by FDA.

Do you think Google smart contact lenses will be a huge milestone for the future generations?

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