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Apple would be working on a glucose monitoring sensor for the Apple Watch

How can a technology company (which develops computers, smartphones and tablets) become a major player in the health field? We know that, from the beginning, Apple has in its DNA a desire to improve the quality of life of users. However, the company has never been more involved in health than it has in recent years. This time, the CNBC revealed that the Cupertino giant would be developing a way to monitor diabetes with Apple Watch a new rumor, say it.

The initiative's main goal would be to monitor blood sugar levels in a ?continuous and non-invasive? manner, that is, without the need to perforate the patient's skin. To do this, they would use a sensor that would measure the glucose level through bright light that would pass the skin. Three anonymous sources report that a small team of biomedical engineers is said to be working in an office in Palo Alto, California. In addition, the research would be at an advanced stage to the point that they are already conducting feasibility tests, as well as receiving help to regulate the sensor.

If that creation really comes to light, it would be a very important step not only for Apple but also for the medical community as a whole; John L. Smith, an expert in the field, went so far as to say that precisely detecting blood glucose levels is the most difficult technical challenge he has encountered in his career.

This noble initiative would have been thought of first by the own Steve Jobs, who ?imagined wearable devices, such as smartwatches, being used to monitor important things, such as oxygen levels, heart rate and blood glucose level?. As we already told here, Jobs had a great desire to improve the health system through technology.

For now, we are still in the field of rumors; however, this sensor would definitely help many people who suffer from this disease throughout their lives. And as you well remembered CNBC, in many cases the Apple Watch could even become a ?mandatory? rather than an optional device.

(via 9to5Mac)