English: Blood glucose testing by blood glucose metre. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Diabetics know, the prick test to check blood glucose levels can be extremely irritating to perform at times. Although there have been many advances over the years, a test still must take place. New technology to the rescue! Google has designed a contact lens that monitors glucose level in tears. Tears are a very good detector of glucose and the contact lens takes full advantage of them by utilizing miniaturized sensors that look like bits of glitter. Google is working with the FDA ti quickly bring these products to market. The lens will feature a built-in antenna and controller, so the information can go to a monitor, such as some type of handheld devices .