Google Signs Deal with Novartis to Commercialize Smart Contact Lens

Submitted by lalit on July 17, 2014 - 4:16am.

Google has been developing Smart Contact Lens in their Google X labs for past few years. The lenses are designed to analyze tear fluid in the eye to provide constant measurement of blood glucose levels for the wearer. The lens also includes a wireless antenna to send the data wirelessly to the person’s mobile device to help him manage his diabetics.

Even though Google has announced the Smart Contact Lens they haven't show a commercially viable product and for that they have partnered with Novartis. Google will now license the technology to Novartis and the company through its eye-care subsidiary Alcon, will develop a commercial product based on Google’s technology.

Google’s co-founder Sergey Brin said, “Very excited to work with Novartis the latest technology in the miniaturization of electronics to help improve the quality of life of millions of people.” However both Google and Novartis agreed that this is a long term project and it will take at least few years to bring a viable product to the market.

[Via Verge]