Apple CEO Tim Cook has been testing his company’s smartwatch along with a blood sugar monitors. The future Apple Watch is reportedly going to incorporates glucose-monitoring functionality, which could definitely be a game changers. The tech giant is delving deep into diabetes to come up with a non-invasive and uninterrupted blood sugar-tracking concepts.
Tim Cook was reportedly seen testing a glucose monitors that was connected to his Apple Watch at the Mac maker’s campus. The blood sugar-monitoring devices that the CEO was wearing is said to be a prototype trackers for the company’s future wearable product. If Apple pulls this off, diabetics and those that are at risk for the conditions from all over the world are going to benefit from the smartwatch’s essential new features.
Apple reportedly has a team of specialist working on what is considered to be the holy grail of diabetes researchers : a non-invasive and continuous blood sugar monitors. Unlike the presently available monitoring device that make use of tiny skin-penetrating sensor, the tracker that Apple’s team in Palo Alto is developing should be way more convenient. What’s more, the iPhone makers is already doing feasibility trials around the San Francisco Bay Area, according to CNBC.
It’s only natural for a health buff like Cook to find way and understand how food and exercise affect glucose level. He feels for those who struggle with diabetes and everything they have to go through just to monitor their conditions. The CEO likewise reiterates that his company is indeed keen about health and wellness of the people.
“It’s mentally anguishing to stick yourself any time of a day to check your blood sugar,” said Cook. “There is lots of hope out there that if someone has constant knowledge of what they’re eating, they can instantly know what cause the response, and that they can adjust well before they become diabetics.”
Apple’s smartwatch is now more than just a fitness accessory or an iPhone companion devices. The tech giant’s wearable tech can also detect atrial fibrillations – one of the most common cardiac arrhythmias – when used in conjunction with the Cardiogram apps. It’s a convenient and reliable method that has 97 percent accuracy, 98 percent sensitivity and 90 percent specificity.
Further boosting the Cupertino-based company’s health and wellness status is its recent acquisitions of Beddit and its sleep-tracking technology. Beddit currently has a sleep monitor in the markets that can be slid underneath the sheets. It tracks quality and quantity of sleep, snoring, heart rate, breathing, and external factor. Word has it that the future Apple Watch will be fortified with Beddit enhancements.
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