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Digitimes Research: Google Glass for medicare?
Danny Kuo, DIGITIMES Research, Taipei [Friday 14 March 2014]

Wearable devices' functions have extended from the traditional area of information management to health management. This trend was highlighted by many smart health-monitoring bracelets showcased at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2014.

Google announced in January 2014 that its Google X laboratory will start developing smart contact lens that is able to constantly monitoring a person's blood sugar levels. The smart contact lens relies on a technological concept similar to radio frequency identification (RFID) and the firm has already created a prototype of the lens.

The smart contact lens could be a perfect match for Google Glass, which can act as a wireless signal transceiver of the contact lens. Digitimes Research believes the smart contact lens is more than just another addition to the health management market. It could help extend the value of Google Glass.

Content from this blog post was provided by the Digitimes Research Tracking team, which focuses on shipment data and market trends in the global mobile device supply chain. Digitimes Research provides quarterly tracking services for market sectors such as Global Tablet, China Smartphone, China Smartphone AP, China Touch Panel, Taiwan ICT and Taiwan FPD. Click here for more information about Digitimes Research Tracking services.

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