Google and Novartis develop smart contact lenses for diabetics

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Google and Novartis signed an agreement to develop smart contact lenses that allow diabetics to gain quality of life.

The lenses also improve vision, be able to measure the level of glucose in the body of the patient. These will not intrusive sensors, electronic components and tiny microchips.

Google unveiled the prototype of the glasses in January, and has now partnered with Novartis to raise their knowledge and experience in the electronic field production in the area of contact lenses Alcon subsidiary of Novartis ophthalmic.

«We are delighted to combine our biological knowledge with the latest technology (from Google) in order to address unmet medical needs,» said Novartis CEO Joseph Jimenez.
Smart contact lenses could appear on the market within five years and to help 382 million diabetics.

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