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Scientists Are Developing A Contact Lens That Tells You When You're Sick

© Provided by Allure Media Pty Ltd Imagine a biosensing contact lens that can tell when your blood sugar is getting too low, or if there's something wrong with one of your organs. By leveraging the power of ultra-thin transistor technology, researchers from Oregon State University have taken us a step closer to achieving that goal.A research team led by Oregon State professor Gregory Herman has developed a transparent biosensor that, when added to a contact lens, could conceivably be used to...

This contact lens could someday measure blood glucose and other signs of disease

Transparent biosensors in contact lenses (made visible in this artist’s rendition) could soon help track our health. (credit: Jack Forkey/Oregon State University)Transparent biosensors embedded into contact lenses could soon allow doctors and patients to monitor blood glucose levels and many other telltale signs of disease from teardops without invasive tests, according to Oregon State University chemical engineering professor Gregory S. Herman, Ph.D. who presented his work Tuesday April 4,...