A 22 year old college drop out is the latest recipients of a Thiel Foundation award. Harry Gandhi is cofounder and CEO of digital health startup Medella Health. Medella Health is developing smart contacts that are glucose-sensing contact lenses. It is said that Diabetes will be the number 7 cause of death by 2030.
The smart contacts will be for people with diabetes and monitor patients glucose levels, The data will be sent to a mobile device and will alert both patients and care givers to changes in glucose levels. The systems is for both hypoglycemic and hyperglycemic patients.
Google is also in the running for a Glucose Monitoring Contact lens. Should be interesting to watch.