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Google testing ‘smart’ contact lens for people with diabetes


Google is best known for software products such as Search, Gmail, and Maps. Often patients with certain eye diseases don’t experience any visual symptoms before vision loss occurs. In Chesapeake, Norfolk and Virginia Beach, the most commonly observed ocular complication due to diabetes is diabetic retinopathy. Novartis hopes people with presbyopia who can no longer read without glasses could benefit from a smart lens, either in the form of an accommodative contact lens or an intraocular lens, to help restore the eye’s natural autofocus as part of refractive cataract treatment. Triggerfish is classified in a new category, called diurnal pattern recorder system, which is defined as “a non-implantable, prescription device incorporating a telemetric sensor to detect changes in ocular dimension for monitoring diurnal patterns of intraocular pressure (IOP) fluctuations”. One hundred seventy-two eyes of 95 patients with diabetes were enrolled in August and September 2002. Written by Melissa Goldin over 2 years ago Move aside, Google Glass — smart contact lenses could the next big thing in wearable tech.

Likewise, making contact lenses more efficient is simply a piece of the overall intent of creating natural user interfaces (NUIs), combining how people interact with computers with natural body movements, making communication with computers more seamless, like Xbox 360’s Kinect. The tears that lubricate your eye are enough for it to work, with prototypes being able to test glucose levels once per second. The number one reason patients prefer us is Quality of Care. This study included patients aged 15 to 39 years who visited the Department of Ophthalmology, Konkuk University Hospital from August 2006 to August 2007.

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