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Google wants to put sensors on your eyeballs

Google wants to put sensors on your eyeballs
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Back in January, I told you all about Google's crazy new effort to stop diabetes. It's a tiny device that could one day change everything for sufferers of diabetes.

Their method of choice: tears! That's right.

Scientists believe that tears can give as accurate a glucose reading as blood, so people with diabetes may never have to prick their fingers again.

With this in mind, Google has begun testing a smart contact lens that can measure glucose levels continuously throughout the day.

It's designed to transmit a reading once per second wirelessly to a phone or computer.

These smart contact lenses are one step closer to being mainstream, as Switzerland-based Novartis announced that its eye care division, Alcon, will license the technology for "ocular medical uses."

Other medical uses include not only diabetes, but looks to help with overall poor eyesight for those who can't read without reading glasses.

No word on when they lenses will be available on the market, but I'm keeping an eye on this story as it develops. Be sure to stay tuned to what's Happening Now for all the latest announcements.

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