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Google set to make 'smart' contact lenses, really!

Google smart contacts
Google smart contacts

Google has its eyes on everything! The technology company is literally getting into your eyes, by developing smart contact lenses that measure the glucose levels in diabetics' tears.

If if works, the lenses could help to eliminate one of the most painful and intrusive daily routines of diabetics - pricking fingers to check glucose levels.

Diabetics need to monitor glucose levels daily, sometimes multiple times a day. These prototype contacts are outfitted with tiny wireless chips and glucose sensors. They are able to measure blood sugar levels once per second, and Google is working on putting LED lights inside the lenses that would flash when those levels are too low or high. Wow!

Google says, the electronics in the lens are so small that they look like specks of glitter. The wireless antenna is thinner than a human hair. Wow Again!

But don't get too excited yet, they're still in the testing phase. Google has run clinical research studies, and the company is in discussions with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

According to the American Diabetes Association, it is a chronic problem, affecting about one in 19 people across the globe and one in 12 in the United States.

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