Upcoming iWatch to have a health Twist?
by FFE Tech News Staff
News that Apple hired two medical technology experts has fuelled rumours that the tech giant may give their iWatch a health twist.
The two new recruits are start-up Sano Intelligence’s Nancy Dougherty and med devices firm Vital Connect’s Ravi Narasimhan. Dougherty is a hardware developer while Narasimhan was vice president of research and development.
Dougherty’s work with Sano Intelligence was based on a patch that allows wearers to get their blood glucose levels without having to take a blood sample. Narasimhan on the other hand worked with biosensors that measures vital signs.
Reports said that their combined expertise could help Apple add some health features to their smart watch, giving the company a foothold in the ever-growing wearable technology market. So far, Google has announced it was testing its smart contact lens for diabetics, while news circulated last year of Microsoft developing a prototype smart bra that curbs overeating.
Google and Apple also teamed up last year for project Calico, a start-up venture that melds technology and health together.
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