What a fascinating time we live in.
Last summer, Google announced in conjunction with Novartis (owner of Alcon) that they are working together to produce a glucose sensing contact lens for use in management of diabetes. The lens has a small chip and wireless capabilities to send up -to-date information to your smart phone (I’m guessing Android devices).
The smart lens is expected to hit market in under 5 years and with the current trend of rising obesity rates and an anticipated corresponding rise in rates of diabetes type 2, the potential market for such a lens could be as much as $10 to $50 billion over the next ten years.
While we all hope that a solution and cure is soon found for diabetes type 2 (as well as type 1), any tool to help patients manage such a debilitating disease would be a welcome change.