Tomahawk, WI 01/17/2014 (BasicsMedia) – Internet search giant and mobile technology bellwether Google, Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) is currently testing a smart contact lens to aid in the measurement of glucose levels in tears. The breakthrough technology employs a miniature wireless chip along with a shrunk glucose sensor embedded between two layers of lens. The global conglomerate is also simultaneously focusing on getting tiny LED lights to glow as an indication of glucose levels, when they cross certain predefined thresholds.

Although the technology needs a lot of improvement before it can be put to everyday use, Google is hopeful that the technology would help diabetics to manage their disease in the future. This could come as a boon for diabetics suffering from the condition, who are currently required to monitor glucose levels regularly by testing drops of blood.

Google’s tryst with wearable technology

Google, Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) has been pioneering research in wearable technology for a very long time now, with a view to leading the sector with huge potential growth in the near future. Perhaps the most famous Google wearable technology gadget is its Glass, with its uncanny ability to check email, follow voice commands, take pictures, record videos, get directions on the road, and even share them across feasible protocols like Bluetooth and Wi-fi.

With the wearable technology segment estimated to grow in the range of $10 billion to $50 billion in the next few years, various technology firms have shown interest in harnessing technology for healthcare benefits. Google’s glucose-testing experiments with the smart contact lens are channelized towards the growth of consumer demand for such devices, due to the convenience and ease of use, in addition to exciting prospects offered by preventive healthcare management, a definite hit with consumers. Meanwhile, Google is working with U.S. health regulator, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), to deploy the device for common use, with plans to collaborate with firms to sell the product successfully in global markets.

Google’s future plans in the wearable technology

Being a pioneer in the wearable technology segment, the world’s favorite search giant, Google, Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) rakes in huge revenues from its Internet search-related products, has so far managed to stay ahead of competition in the wearable technology segment too. Google has many projects to integrate technology for monitoring healthcare, in addition to filing numerous patents to ensure its dominance, the most recent being the rather amusing E-Tattoo, a wearable electronic skin tattoo.

With most Google products seeing good success and sales, the company will look forward to establishing itself as the indomitable leader in key technology segments ranging from Internet search to the current hot technology segments – smartphones and tablets – to the upcoming wearable technology sector.

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