Friday, January 17, 2014

Friday Fun: -- "The Future, Arriving -- Just A Little Ahead Of Schedule": Google Edition

I'll make almost no editorial comment -- other than to say if it works, the device could prove quite useful. Ingenious, in fact.

Given other ex-Google folks' recent bumps with FDA (cough! -- I am certain that "BIG" Google is working hand in glove with FDA --  on this potential device submission, once it has good data. [And the update to the story confirms this.] Do go read AppleInsider, here:

. . . .The company is even looking into integrating small LED lights on the lens that could serve as an early warning indicator for the wearer. If glucose levels were to go above or below certain thresholds, those embedded lights could alert the user to prevent a serious health risk.

"It's still early days for this technology, but we've completed multiple clinical research studies which are helping to refine our prototype," Otis and Parviz explained. "We hope this could someday lead to a new way for people with diabetes to manage their disease."

Google's project is said to be so far along that the company has even had discussion with the FDA. . . .

Oh my. The world really is spinning faster now. . . And Merck generally, and MRL specifically, will have to step it up, to keep up here. . . in my humble estimation.

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