Google's Sergey Brin confirmed last week that its life sciences team is graduating from the X lab to become a standalone Alphabet company. The life sciences team is the one that is building the smart contact lens that is essentially a miniaturized wireless chip and glucose monitor to measure the glucose levels of the wearer's tears.
The hope is it will be a less painful and invasive way to monitor glucose levels than pricking a finger and testing blood several times a day. As The Verge previously reported, Google wants the lens to act as an early warning device for when glucose levels start dropping. It's just one of the ways Google hopes to transform the way diseases are managed. Article