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.

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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:

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David Krawczyk

Focusing on the details of the present and minding the peripheral vision for the future.

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