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Google tests prototype of diabetes-tracking ‘smart’ contact lens


By Alexei Oreskovic SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Google Inc said on Thursday that it is testing a new method for diabetics to monitor their blood-sugar levels by wearing a contact lens equipped with tiny chips and an antenna. Google said a prototype of its smart contact lens can generate a reading of a tears glucose level every second, potentially replacing the need for people with diabetes to prick their fingers and test drops of blood throughout the day. Were in discussions with the FDA, but theres still a lot more work to do to turn this technology into a system that people can use, Google said in a post on its official blog. Google said it planned to find partners, who are experts in bringing products like this to market. The worlds largest Internet search engine, Google is developing a variety of new technologies outside its core business, including self-driving cars and balloons that beam wireless Internet to remote regions of the world.

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