Google’s Smart Contact Lenses

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Google’s Smart Contact Lenses

Google uses its X Labs to develop new prototype devices, when the products leave the X Labs they are usually turned into a real product.

New Smart Contact Lenses from Google last year and now the company has announced that the device will become a standalone product.

3 years ago we embarked on a project to put computing inside a contact lens — an immensely challenging technical problem with an important application to health.  While I am delighted at the progress that project has made, I could not have imagined the potential of the initiative it has grown into — a life sciences team with the mission to develop new technologies to make healthcare more proactive.  The efforts it has spawned include  a nanodiagnostics platform, a cardiac and activity monitor, and the Baseline Study.

It’s a huge undertaking, and I am delighted to announce that the life sciences team is now ready to graduate from our X lab and become a standalone Alphabet company, with Andy Conrad as CEO.  While the reporting structure will be different, their goal remains the same. They’ll continue to work with other life sciences companies to move new technologies from early stage R&D to clinical testing—and, hopefully—transform the way we detect, prevent, and manage disease.

Google’s Sergey Brin has announced that Google will start developing their Smart Contact lenses are as real product.


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