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Google develops contact lens that can monitor glucose levels

By Shawn Knight
Jan 17, 2014
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  1. Google has developed a contact lens that contains a glucose sensor, antenna, capacitor and a chip designed to help those with diabetes. The lens, which doesn’t restrict eyesight, takes glucose readings twice every second and sends the information to an...

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  2. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,157   +737

    This may be a day late and a dollar short. The FDA is starting to approve full on automatic insulin pumps. These not only monitor your glucose, but they adjust the insulin for you too. http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/811799

    Maybe they can get the contacts to work as the screen for Glass and then we won't have to walk around looking like a fool.
     
  3. Probably would be pricey but less so if you agree to watch an advertisement every hour or so.
     
  4. Echo Therapeutics has a much more practical glucose monitor. It is a transdermal sensor that just attaches to your skin and doesn't use a needle like the current Dexcom or Medtronic systems. Echo is getting their sensor approved in Europe in April, and in the U.S. later this year.
     


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