Good-Bye, Finger Pricking: How Google Is Making Life Easier for Diabetics

By Patricia Dao,

Google is best known for software products such as Search, Gmail, and Maps. But the company’s top-secret research and development team, Google X, has been laser-focused on incubating unique “moonshot” ideas and products that were previously only imagined in sci-fi movies. Its dedication to developing products that interact with the physical world has spawned an innovation with the potential to revolutionize the way 30 million American diabetes patients manage their disease: a smart contact lens.

In January, Google introduced the incubation of its smart contact lens project, with the goal of designing an easier way for diabetics to manage their glucose levels.

This article was originally published on, July 23 2014. Read the complete here.