After Google Glass, smart contact lens coming from Google and Novartis...!

There’s the smart phone, the smart tablet, and now, the smartwatch is on the rise. Google’s been a latecomer to the smartwatch game, announcing its own Android Wear smartwatch platform at Google I/O 2014 just weeks ago (June).
Google’s even got its own smart glasses, known as Google Glass. The company’s making strides to make computers more wearable and fashionable than ever before – but the work of the smart fashion accessory isn’t yet done.
Today, Google’s teaming up with the Novartis Alcon eyewear division to create another smart eye accessory – the smart contact lens.

The smart contact lens created by Google and the Novartis eyewear division will be used to do two things. First, it’s designed to help diabetes patients with determining their blood glucose levels. Currently, many diabetes patients use devices that require them to prick their blood in order to determine their blood sugar levels on a daily basis. The Google-Alcon/Novartis smart contact lens will allow an individual’s tears to fall on the contact lens, sending the blood glucose information to an individual’s smartphone.
Next, the Google and Alcon eyewear smart contact lens will be used to improve the vision experience of the visually impaired. The smart contact lens will operate similar to a camera with a digital zoom that allows you to get close and personal on objects that you want to see. The smart contact lens would compensate for an individual’s vision challenges when the individual is far away if he or she is extremely nearsighted, for example. Smart contact lens users wouldn’t need reading glasses if they are farsighted and struggle to read up-close.
Google’s secret X lab has been known to work on its Wi-Fi balloons, driverless cars, and other projects, and the same X lab team will work on the smart contact lens project as well.


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