Apple wants its Apple Watch to measure glucose without finger pricks

Apple wants its Apple Watch to measure glucose without finger pricks

Apple Goes all out for health monitoring and wants your Apple Watch can control the glucose in the blood without the need for a drop of blood.

The sources of Bloomberg claim that the company’s pinless monitoring is now in a “proof-of-concept stage” and is good enough that it could come to market once it is smaller.

Here’s how the research is progressing

In order to accomplish this feat, Apple wants to use lasers to measure the concentration of glucose under the skin.

Such technology has advanced so far that it has grown from the size of a tabletop to that of a iPhone. However, if it is to be used on a smartwatch, it still has to shrink further.

The system would not only help people with diabetes monitor their conditions, but would ideally alert people who are prediabetic, experts say. This would allow people to make dietary changes to prevent type 2 (adult onset) diabetes.

A years-long search

The project has supposedly been in development for a long time. It began in 2010, when a Steve Jobs sick had his company buy the company’s monitoring company for glucose RareLight blood glucose. It is said that Apple kept the effort secret by operating it as an apparently isolated enterprise.

But this is limited progress. In 2018, Alphabet’s healthcare subsidiary, Verily, scrapped plans for a smart contact lens that would have tracked the glucose using tears. Other companies believe that even with so many resources there is no assurance that they will be able to succeed in these plans.

The Apple Watch wants to continue to distinguish itself from the increasingly larger competitors on the market. At the moment, it can already detect signs of atrial fibrillation, low blood oxygen levels and even ovulation cycles.

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Kayleigh Williams