Picture of the Day: This Contact Lens Could Save Your Life

TwistedSifter

 

THIS CONTACT LENS
COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE

 

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Photograph by Google

 

Google is well known their ambitious and audacious side projects and their latest idea is no different. Announced yesterday on their official Google blog, project co-founders Brian Otis and Babak Parviz unveiled an intriguing image of a contact lens with a tiny wireless chip and sensor. While it looks cool, the idea behind it is even cooler:

“You’ve probably heard that diabetes is a huge and growing problem—affecting one in every 19 people on the planet. But you may not be familiar with the daily struggle that many people with diabetes face as they try to keep their blood sugar levels under control. Uncontrolled blood sugar puts people at risk for a range of dangerous complications, some short-term and others longer term, including damage to the eyes, kidneys and heart. A friend of ours told us…

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