"Google is developing a smart contact lens, with pharmaceutical giant Novartis, to help patients manage diabetes – in one of a number of moves focused squarely on billions of dollars of potential revenue available across the total digital healthcare market." So starts the Forbes post. "As technology moves further into treatment with remote consultations, monitoring and operations, robotic treatments, and advanced digital diagnosis, Google has seen the opportunity to apply its own eyewear technology (up until now limited as glasses called Google Glass) to the healthcare field." Read more.
Engadget. "The first will provide a way for diabetic patients to keep on top
of their glucose levels by measuring the sugar levels in their tear
fluid, feeding the data back to a smartphone or tablet. The second
solution aims to help restore the eye's natural focus on near objects,
restoring clear vision to those who are only farsighted (presbyopia)." Read more.