They are coming up with lots of new disruptive products in computer applications, wearable devices, security systems, mobile applications and the like.
On Jan 16, 2014, Google announced their smart contact lens project. The lens is meant to help diabetics measure their glucose levels .
However, there are certain discomforts associated with wearing contact lens. One of them is dry eyes and contact lens intolerance is often a consequence of it.
Studies show that up to 50% of soft contact lens wearers complain of dryness. A person with mild dry eye may not experience symptoms until they attempt to wear contacts.
Now one point is clear – if Google has to make the project lens a success, the problem of dryness of eyes should be tackled head on.
And one of their patent applications is hinting such a solution.
The patent mentions using hydration component in electronic circuit of the lens that seamlessly measures hydration level of eyes and sends that information to wearers’ smartphone.
A wearer can get information of hydration level of his eyes at anytime to take necessary measures to avert dryness of eyes. For example, he can go for an eyelid massage or can use prescribed eye droplet.
The Glass is already creating buzz and one of Google’s patent applications hint to launch a Google Watch. The kind of features that the current patent mentions, hints that the contact lens is also going to be popular among the contact wearer.
What Google wants to do? Does it want to dominate the wearable market? What do you think?
4 thoughts on “Google: Smart Contact Lens That Keeps Your Eye Hydrated”
Very good info.Very much liked it.
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This is damn damn cool. I have often suffered from dry eye either because of the AC or because of staring at the computer for a long time. This one will be very very useful for me 🙂
Great that you are able to relate it with you. Google Contact lens project is going to be an interesting thing. They are even using a camera in it.