Google Teams Up With Novartis To Develop Smart Contact Lens

Watch out, Google Glass! The next star in wearable tech is coming. Google is teaming up with Swiss pharmaceutical company Novartis to develop a smart contact lens that analyzes the user’s tears to consistently monitor blood glucose levels. This product appears to be health-focused, at least for now, only emphasizing its functions in tracking diabetes and correcting farsightedness. Nevertheless, with this deal to develop and commercialize the smart lens, it would only be matter of time before other potential functions, such as photography, being integrated in. The real question here is, do we really want our wearable tech this close to our eyeballs?