Google's contact lens prototype could be new option for diabetics for monitoring glucose

  • by: MARTHA MENDOZA , Associated Press
  • Updated: January 17, 2014 - 6:00 AM

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Brian Otis gingerly holds what looks like a typical contact lens on his index finger. Look closer. Sandwiched in this lens are two twinkling glitter-specks loaded with tens of thousands of miniaturized transistors. It's ringed with a hair-thin antenna. Together these remarkable miniature electronics can monitor glucose levels in tears of diabetics and then wirelessly transmit them to a handheld device.

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