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A Sensor In Apple Watch Could Turn it Into a Doctor on a Wrist

by Sai Vardhan

A Sensor In Apple Watch Could Turn it Into a Doctor on a Wrist

May 11, 2021

Apple has the most useful smartwatches available in the market, and the firm has attained the title by including tons of new features, most of them being health-related.

Apple smartwatch differs from your regular smartwatch by sustaining health support in your wrist with ECG(Electrocardiography), blood oxygen (Spo2) and many other fitness-related features under its sleeves. These features have been proven to be life-saving, with many testimonials backing it up. 

But this time, Apple has taken things up a notch, and it’s rumored that Rockley photonics has developed new sensors for testing blood sugar, blood pressure, and alcohol levels too. As the report suggests, we might expect to see Apple include these features in the next lineup.

These sensors use light to examine the individual’s blood. 

Apple will be introducing things a bit beyond, and it’s rumored that Rockley photonics has developed new sensors for testing blood sugar, Blood pressure, and alcohol levels.

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Apple will be introducing things a bit beyond and it's rumored that Rockley photonics has developed new sensors for testing blood sugar, Blood pressure, and alcohol levels

ROCKLEY PHOTONICS

Rockley is a British company that has been supplying sensors to apple for a long time now. Both the parties have a precise relationship among them, and as we understand, the company developed some new sensors that might be ready to be used by early 2022. The company’s CEO Andrew Rickman quoted, “Apple is our major source of revenue”.

Rickman also mentioned, “Our module compresses the sensing capabilities of a tabletop clinical spectrometer into a wearable chip that could be carried on your wrist which will help them in continuous monitoring of numerous biomarkers, some of which are life-critical such as hydration, blood pressure, core body temperature, lactate, and glucose levels for the first time.”

Rickman also cited they are also testing for alcohol and carbon monoxide levels.

ROUNDING UP RUMORS

So while there is still no official confirmation to prove that Apple might introduce these features, but it’s expected that at least one of them will reach customers by the end of the year.

The customers are anticipating Apple to bring the blood sugar feature live because it seems to be the most important one in this pandemic. Also, this blood sugar feature was announced by Samsung back in January; they stated that they are working closely to bring these feature to their next Galaxy watch.

Currently, these features are rumored, costly and impossible to process on your wrist. Apple is predicted to come up with a solution and offer an alternative to the traditional blood drawing method. If they ever did come up with that, Apple will surely see a major boost in sales and revenue.

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