As we’ve noted before, Google Glass could have important applications that go far beyond the consumer electronics market. And now Bloomberg reports that Google’s X team recently met “with U.S. regulators who oversee medical devices, raising the possibility of a new product that may involve biosensors from the unit that developed computerized glasses.” Bloomberg’s sources say that the meeting with the Food and Drug Administration “included at least four Google workers, some of whom have connections with Google X — and have done research on sensors, including contact lenses that help wearers monitor their biological data.”
Google Glass is Google’s first attempt at making a wearable computerized headset that can project images and data directly onto your eye. Although its fate in the consumer market is still very much in question — even its biggest supporters admit that it’s basically doomed unless Google prices it in the $300 range — it does have some potentially interesting applications in the professional world. In particular, some doctors have expressed interest in Glass as a tool to give them easy access to patient data while they’re conducting everything from routine checkups and even surgeries.