Microsoft is working with the University of Washington to design a glucose-reading contact lens, a way to literally see your blood sugar. Diabetics and sugar fanatics can be a little less worried about having to check their blood by spilling some of their own. The project is based on finding less aggressive methods of blood sugar monitoring, such as wireless transmittal of such reports, which will provide victims of diabetes with a more comfortable method of treatment.
When analyzed, the research results have surfaced a new way to detect glucose in tear fluid. The lenses will be electronically manufactured to send detected results to a wireless device, which Microsoft hopes to be an augmented smart phone. This revolutionary discovery could lead to diabetics' ability to read and respond to their blood sugar in a safer and much more comfortable way than proposed by current medical methods.
Microsoft and the University of Washington are now closing in on the gap between the physical and digital worlds, bringing to light connections that promote a healthier and sustained method of living.