- Self-Driving Cars
- Google’s Cancer-Detecting Pill
- Orion Test Flight Leads the Way for Human Mars Landing
- Google’s Contact Lenses Monitors Blood Sugar Levels
Google are taking their wearable technology ambitions even further with a smart contact lens—but it might not be quite what you think. It’s not Google Glass plastered onto your eye. Instead of sending you Google+ notifications, its transmitters are used for an entirely different end goal: monitoring diabetics’ tears for glucose. Google lens are being developed by Google X, the offshoot of the tech giant that handles their most ambitious and risky projects such as Glass and self-driving cars. These lenses see Google moving further into wearable technologies and crossing over into healthcare tech.—Jonathan Keane
- HP Sprout Touch Mat Reinvents the Workstation
The real technological wonder of HP’s Spout Touch Mat isn’t in the development of brand new technologies, but instead in how the device uses pre-existing technologies together to do something entirely new. The idea behind Sprout is to reinvent the digital workspace, using a an overhead projection camera that can detect finger/hand gestures, track objects, and even interact with them in unique augmented reality use cases. Most importantly, it has an interesting take on how the world of touch screens and traditional desktop computers might interact and function in a universal, digital workstation.
SOURCE: Paste Mag