Article via CBC Kitchener – Waterloo – A team at the University of Waterloo has developed a contact lens that could completely change how diabetics monitor their blood sugar.
The lens non-invasively monitors glucose levels and transmits the information to a mobile phone, Harry Gandhi, co-founder of Medella Health, told CBC News. Medella Health won the national prize in the James Dyson Award, a world-renowned design competition with a top national prize of $4,000.
“If your glucose is too high or too low, before anything serious happens you can take action on your glucose levels and prevent any sort of negative implications of that,” he said.
“So not only is it helpful in the short run, but in the long run you can look at your trends and actually be able to change habits,” Gandhi said. “It’s a deeper way of being able to understand our health.”