30 May '16, 1pm

Smart Contact Lens-Eyeglass Combo Could Monitors Diabetes and Delivers Drugs

Researchers have made a smart contact lens and eyeglass combination that could be used to monitor diabetes and dispense drugs on-demand. The system includes cool-looking eyeglasses that wirelessly power and communicate with the circuit-lined, drug-releasing lens that a patient could wear for up to a month. If it works, it could mean an end to the multiple painful finger pricks diabetics endure every day to monitor blood glucose levels. And it would be an easy, efficient way to treat the blindness-causing eye diseases that are common complications of diabetes. The remote-controlled lens might also be used to treat other eye diseases and infections, says Sae Kwang Hahn , a professor of materials science and engineering at Pohang University of Science and Technology in Korea (POSTECH). Hahn and his graduate student Do Hee Keum presented their work on the lens system at the re...

Full article: http://spectrum.ieee.org/the-human-os/biomedical/devices/...

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