Feeling anxious or low, worried about your blood pressure? You’ll need a blood pressure cuff to check it or need to go to your nearest pathology. While several smartwatches, most notably those made by Samsung or apple, can measure this, virtually all of them require you to calibrate your blood pressure with a separate cuff once a month.
Fitbit might have been able to monitor blood pressure before Apple Watch, but that doesn’t mean that Apple isn’t looking at other health data as well. Non-invasive glucose monitoring, which is probably more difficult to do than blood pressure
Mark Gurman of Bloomberg said that, Apple has recently achieved “significant breakthroughs” in the development of a method for measuring blood glucose levels without the need to prick the skin.
Although it has never been acknowledged as a goal, I’m sure Apple is considering it, and the work, Gurman claims it has the codename E5, appears to be progressing quickly.
Let’s not leap to conclusions too quickly. He claims that there are still “years of effort ahead,” but it appears like Apple is now convinced that it will someday be able to market glucose monitoring.
Even still, the idea of not having to poke anything into your skin or apply a patch that needs to be changed every few weeks is a big step in the right direction. Everyone who wants to monitor a significant body measure, including diabetics, pre-diabetics, and everyone else, would profit from it.
Optical absorption spectroscopy, Gurmam will be used in Apple’s non-invasive method. According to him, the technology employs lasers to transmit particular wavelengths of light into a region beneath the skin where interstitial fluid, substances that seep out of capillaries, can be absorbed by glucose. The amount of glucose is subsequently revealed by the light’s reflection back to the sensor. After then, a person’s blood glucose level is calculated using an algorithm.
This is great news that will enhance the watch’s already impressive health capabilities when it is released.
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