Oregon State’s Greg Herman has developed a transparent sensor to monitor glucose (via tears) in a contact lens. The device could also be used to control insulin infusions, by transmitting real-time data to a pump.
Similar technology has been developed by Google, although their lens is not (currently) fully transparent, and Noviosense, which requires a user to insert a device in the lower lid.
Herman believes that the lens sensor could also be used to monitor stress hormones, uric acid, and ocular pressure in glaucoma.
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