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Alphabet Unit Halts Glucose-Detecting Contact Lens Project

An anonymous reader shares a report from Reuters: Alphabet’s life sciences division Verily said on Friday that it was putting on hold one of its oldest and highest-profile projects, a smart contact lens designed to help monitor sugar levels. The project, started in 2014, aimed to help diabetics better manage their blood sugar levels by embedding sensors on a contact lens to monitor the glucose levels in their tears. In a blog update, Verily cited here insufficient consistency in the correlation between tear glucose and blood glucose concentrations to support the requirements of a medical device. On the bright side, Alphabet and Verily said they would continue to work on two other “Smart Lens” projects — one for presbyopia (far-sightedness), and another to improve sight following cataract surgery.

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