August 11, 2015
The old Dexcom Share, with charging cradle.
DexCom has partnered with Google Life Sciences to develop the next generation of DexCom's CGM -- a device that is "the size of a dime", less expensive than current CGMs, and that the companies hope will eventually replace the fingerstick glucometer. The device is not just for people with Type 1 diabetes but also for those with Type 2 diabetes.
October 29, 2014
Google's in-progress contact lens.
Google X, Google's department of long-term "moonshot" projects, has revealed another health-related undertaking. According to the AP, the tech giant announced at a Wall Street Journal event that it is developing a smart pill that could scan for cancer and send the results to a user's wearable sensor device.
The AP reports that the pill, which is in the early...
July 28, 2014
Once again, Google has captured the news cycle with the announcement of an ambitious, health-focused project. But although Google's health portfolio continues to grow, its handful of health projects are still little more than pet projects to the search giant.
As reported last week by The Wall Street Journal, the Google Baseline study will use a combination of genetic testing and digital health...
July 8, 2014
During a fireside chat at the annual Khosla Ventures CEO summit, investor Vinod Khosla talked to Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin about Google becoming a health company one day. As David Shaywitz wrote in a column for Forbes, Page and Brin see their company's health initiatives as "cool" projects, but they argue because of all the red tape in healthcare they are ultimately not...
February 5, 2014
The promise of Google's glucose-sensing contact lens is non-invasive continuous glucose monitoring: that rather than having to prick themselves with lancets several times a day, the nation's 26 million people with diabetes could take their readings on their phone via passively collected tears.
If that sounds too good to be true to you, you're not alone. A number of voices in the diabetes care...
January 17, 2014
Google has officially announced its intentions to develop smart contact lenses, as a noninvasive method of measuring blood glucose levels in people with diabetes, according to Google's blog.
"At Google[x], we wondered if miniaturized electronics—think: chips and sensors so small they look like bits of glitter, and an antenna thinner than a human hair—might be a way to crack the mystery of tear...