Apple Working On A Technology That Will Predict When You're About To Have A Heart Attack
What If Your Wristwatch Could Tell You That You Were About To Have A Heart Attack?
The Good News Is This: Apple, Which Is Reportedly Working On A "Smart" Wristwatch Of Its Own, Is Working On Just Such A Technology
Tomlinson Holman, Whom Apple Hired In 2011 To "Provide Audio Direction", Is A Renowned Audio Engineer Who Invented THX And 10.2 Surround Sound
Holman has apparently been working on sensor technology to predict heart attacks by studying the sound blood makes as it flows through arteries.iclarified.com
Apple is exploring ways to measure noise "turbulence" as it applies to blood flow. The company wants to develop software and sensors that can predict heart attacks by identifying the sound blood makes as it tries to move through an artery clogged with plaque, the source said.slashgear.com
Recent iWatch Rumours Have Predicted That The Device Will Monitor Your Vital Signs And Fitness Level Via An Array Of Sensors
A report from two days ago suggested that the smartwatch will use optoelectronics to monitor a wearer's heart rate and blood oxygen levels.appleinsider.com
The iWatch is expected to work with a new iOS 8 application called 'Healthbook' that will store fitness statistics including steps taken, calories burned, and miles walked and vital signs including blood pressure, hydration levels, heart rate, and possibly glucose levels.iclarified.com
The Bad News About All This Is That Reporting On The Capabilities Of Apple Gadgets Before They Launch Is Often Way Off
It's getting better when it comes to iterative improvements on products with existing supply chains, like the iPhone and iPad. But for gadgets in new categories it remains iffy.businessinsider.in
For example, we've been hearing about a new Apple TV for years now. People had all kinds of whacky ideas about what the iPad would look like before it came.ubergizmo.com
Still, the evidence is piling up that Apple thinks it can make the iWatch something people want by making it something of a body-monitoring health-improving wearable computer. Most notably, it's been consulting with the FDA, and hiring impressive medical device talent.businessinsider.in
FDA records reveal that in December a high level Apple team led by Jeff Williams met with FDA chief Dr. Margaret Hamburg and Dr. Jeffrey Shuren, who oversees agency approval for medical devices, to discuss "mobile medical applications." At this point it's unclear if Apple met with the FDA to ensure it receives or doesn't need FDA approval.iclarified.com
Well, If This New Report Regarding Apple's Heart Sensor Research Pans Out, Apple's Rumored iWatch Will Turn Out To Be Far More Broadly Impactful Than Anyone Could Have Guessed. What Do You Think?