Glucose Sensing Contact Lens

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Two contact lenses with reflections, isolated on a white background

By: Jasen Vu

Scientists have developed a contact lens that’s able to sense the user’s blood sugar without the need for a needle. So far it’s only been tested on rabbits, which worked, however, it hasn’t been tested on human tears yet so we don’t know if it actually works.

The contact lens has a little-LED light along with a glucose sensor. Whenever the glucose level rises above a certain level, the LED will flash, alerting the user.

A link to the original article can be found here https://www.theverge.com/2018/1/24/16929874/smart-contact-lens-glucose-blood-sugar-monitor-wireless-tears