Google Teams With Swiss Drug Maker To Make Smart Contact Lenses A Reality
According to Reuters, the smart contacts will have two purposes, actually; one is measuring glucose, and the other is a solution to a condition called presbyopia wherein the eye losing its ability to focus. The lenses could possibly correct that inability to focus.
Such a product could be be available in as little as five years, according to Novartis CEO Joe Jimenez, and once the technology matures, there could be all manner of sensors and chips embedded in contact lenses, including those that would enable doctors to remotely monitor patients.
Adding the ability to measure glucose via wearables is projected to be a huge market over the next few years, and Google isn’t the only big company actively developing related solutions--Apple, Samsung, and others are working on them, too.