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Google’s new contact lens measures blood sugar

NEWS With a computer chip the size of a speck of glitter, Google thinks the may have a solution to continuous blood sugar monitoring. Google announced in its blog on Thursday (Jan. 16, 2013), they are testing a smart contact lens that can measure glucose levels in tears. The contact lens uses a tiny wireless chip and miniaturized glucose sensor embedded between two layers of soft contact lens material. Google is testing prototypes that can generate a reading once per second. Google[x] looked at  miniaturized electronics to find a solution to a problem that affects one in nine Americans. The chips and sensors are so small they look like bits of glitter and the antenna is thinner than a human hair.

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