Who needs Google glasses when you can have smart contact lenses? Google released its smart lens technology earlier this year, a partnership with pharmaceutical giant Novartis could help bring it to the masses.
Imagine a contact lens that could auto focus, or monitor insulin levels through human tears. For Google, this is the vision. And that vision could become a reality, starting in Fort Worth.
Fort Worth-based Alcon Labs is teaming up with Google to develop the smart contact lenses with embedded electronics that can monitor health.
Under the agreement, Google[x] and Alcon will collaborate to develop a “smart lens” that has the potential to address ocular conditions.
As the Star Telegram reports, Alcon has about 4,500 employees in Fort Worth. Novartis recently announced plans to build a $35 million data center at the Alcon campus in south Fort Worth.