What looks like a piece of Tom Cruise’s Mission: Impossible gear is actually a high-tech glucose monitor that’s being designed by Google. The contact lens keeps an eye on the glucose levels in tears by way of micro sensors and a wireless transmitter, making it so that diabetics will have one less prick to deal with on a daily basis. (No, it can’t help you get rid of your boss…..) Google says that they’re still about 5 years out from release.
It seems like there’s a whole slew of future possibilities that could be developed on this technology. Think google glass, non-nerd edition. Or digital zoom binoculars. Or a fully immersive virtual reality gaming experience….