Contacts with Biosensors Could Soon Help Detect Health Issues in People

 - Apr 4, 2017
References: sciencedaily
A new type of contact lens is being developed by scientists and contains biosensors that are able to detect some health-related issues in wearers' bodies.

The research on contact lens' with biosensors will be presented at the National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society, and could significantly impact the ways in which the health industry works. The lens' will be able to monitor glucose levels, a fact which is particularly helpful for diabetics who currently have to prick their fingers to detect the levels of glucose in their blood. In addition, the lens' bionsensors will be able to track drug use and serve as an "early detection system for cancer and other serious medical conditions."

These biosensing lens' are just another step towards creating a future in which health-tracking focuses on earlier and more accurate detection, while being virtually undetectable.