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Apple is busy working on a light-sensor to fight diabetes

Apple has always been the heartthrob of many, not because of its first-stream techno products, but for the health and fitness awareness that it crates through its health products. Apple watch can be a good example of this. All of know that Apple has a separate division named HealthKit and it’s directly supervised by Apple’s COO, Jeff Williams. Also the Apple watch division is been supervised by the Apple COO and health awareness has always been the prime focus of the Apple Watch.

It’s also true that Apple has been constantly working for years to develop sensors that can measure the different parameters of the body. Now we have come to hear if Apple is constantly working on a glucose monitor which help those suffering from diabetes.

The news in fact comes from the desk of CNBC that writes, “Apple has hired a small team of biomedical engineers to work at a nondescript office in Palo Alto, miles from corporate headquarters. They are part of a super secret initiative, initially envisioned by the late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, to develop sensors that can non-invasively and continuously monitor blood sugar levels to better treat diabetes, according to three people familiar with the matter.”

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CNBC again confirms that this sensor team is headed by Johny Sjrouji, Apple’s silicon efforts Head and the sensor team is busy at work for the last five years at the Bay area. Even the company has hired consultants to figure out the regulatory pathways.

Now everyone have started talking that if Apple goes deep into producing health products, then its involvement in the FDA will be more essential as this can only emphasize release cycles. The speculation moves further indicating that Apple might make the Watch a sensor-light consumer product and might join hands with some other more medically-focused devices for better results with an estimated release time frame of next 1 to 1.5 years.

One of the people said that Apple is developing optical sensors, which involves shining a light through the skin to measure indications of glucose.

Though Apple has stayed mum on this revelation, but we must be hopeful enough to get one more life-saving product in hand soon. Fingers crossed.

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