After producing self-driving cars and connected eyewear called Google Glass, Google X unit took another leap forward in their vision for wearable technology when they announced the development of Smart Contact Lens which Google designed its own tiny chips that measures glucose once every second for the contact lens. The technology could end finger pricks for diabetics. Google is talking with FDA about the new glucose-measuring technology
The lens measures glucose in tears using a wireless chip and miniaturized glucose sensor. While at a very early stage, Google hopes the technology could help people manage diabetes better.
Google is looking for expert partners who could bring the technology to market in the future that is why it went public with the contact lens project at an early stage. The project’s co-founders, Brian Otis and Babak Parviz, worked together at the University of Washington. Parviz joined Google X to work on Google Glass and Otis followed soon after and started trying to build a contact lens from scratch.