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Google’s New Eyewear

The idea of wearable tech is becoming more and more popular with the development of Google’s newest project, Google Glass. But is there something smaller out there? Something you can still wear and is potentially more hi-tech? The answer is yes and at the moment they’re calling it a smart contact.

Google, of course, is continuing their work to advance and further society. Now, what they call the smart contact is designed for diabetics. The whole purpose behind this ‘smart contact’ is to take away the grueling task of having to stab yourself daily and to keep track of your blood sugar on a much more regular basis. At the moment, they’re replacing this process by putting tiny wireless chips and glucose sensors placed in between two lenses which are able to generate a reading once per second.Google is also discussing the idea of integrating LED light that would flash (despite that it could cause a seizure) if your blood sugar rose or dropped to an unsafe level.

Google is still talking with the FDA at the moment about the whole project, saying:

“there’s still a lot more work to do to turn this technology into a system that people can use.”

Google also commented:

“at a time when the International Diabetes Federation (PDF) is declaring that the world is “losing the battle” against diabetes, we thought this project was worth a shot.”

For more news and updates on Google’s smart contact be sure to stay tuned to Trueblue.

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