These smart contacts can monitor the glucose in tears | Science

But it might be a while before they’re ready for diabetics [Read More]

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These smart contacts can monitor the glucose in tearsJet packs, flying cars, and smart contact lenses that monitor your health have all been better ideas than products.
Now, a new study shows that at least smart contacts are getting closer to reality.
Lenses with pliable, transparent electronics can measure glucose levels from tears in the eye—and warn wearers if they get too high.
One issue, he notes, is that the glucose sensor relies on an enzyme, glucose oxidase, to bind to the sugar and measure its levels.
In addition to Verily, companies including Sensimed, EPGLMed, Samsung, Sony, and Apple are reportedly looking to launch smart contact lenses soon.

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The smart contacts are getting closer to reality. Lenses with pliable, transparent electronics can measure glucose levels from tears in the eye and warn wearers if they get too high. #Healthcare #Trend

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