Smart Contact Lenses
2014/07/16 by David Krawczyk
Google has partnered with Novartis, a pharmaceutical company, to license “smart lens.” The contact lens contains a glucose sensor and wireless strip. This provides an alternate means for diabetes patients to check their glucose levels without having to prick their finger to test their blood.
Other areas of contact lens research include: auto corrective lenses and lenses embedded with a camera, display, and LEDs. In 2012, Google filed a patent for smart lenses that could: capture and store images, communicate with remote devices, and provide the wearer with information about objects in view.
The TV series, Black Mirrors, provides a similar feel to the technology Google has patented: