Google to make contact lenses
January 18 , 2014
After acquiring Nest and entering people's homes, Google is now getting more personal with its latest project.
The company is reportedly working on a "smart" contact lens, which will come with a chip and sensor in order to monitor glucose levels. This move is making the firm go even further away from its online roots.
"We've always said that we'd seek out projects that seem a bit speculative or strange, and at a time when the International Diabetes Federation is declaring that the world is 'losing the battle' against diabetes, we thought this project was worth a shot," Google said.
The BBC notes that there is still a lot of work pending for the project but the company has begun figuring out how the lens can reach customers.