The use of these contact lenses can hopefully one day replace the painful procedure of having to pierce a patient’s skin with a spring loaded needle for Type 1 diabetics who need to keep an eye on their blood sugar levels constantly. The contact lenses will then transmit data wirelessly to a local device like a smartphone for users to check out their own readings. However, Microsoft hopes that subsequent generations of the lenses will display information on itself to eliminate the need for a secondary device.
No word on when it will hit the market, but Microsoft wants to get it out “as soon as everything is ready”. Check out a video demonstration of these smart contact lenses.