"The integration of this display into the smart lens eliminates the need for additional, bulky measurement equipment," reads an excerpt from the study.
Researchers also see the smart contact lens expanding beyond just blood glucose measurement. "It offers the potential for expanded applicability in other areas, such as smart devices for drug delivery and augmented reality."
The idea behind a smart contact lens is not new. In 2014, Google revealed it was developing a lens capable of measuring blood sugar levels using a wireless chip and mini-sensor to measure glucose. The project is managed by Verily, a company under Google parent Alphabet that specializes in health care tech.
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