Apple Continues to Gather Talent in the Medical Sensor Field

Apple is pushing towards wearable computing, with the rumoured production of the iWatch, which include advanced medical sensors. With a bunch of wearable devices released this year at CES, we are probably not to far away from an Apple announcement to introduce an 'iWatch' or related device.


Over the past several months, Apple has been scouting talent including Nancy Dougherty, former hardware developer at Sano Intelligence, and Ravi Narasimhan, former VP of research and development at Vita Connected.

Both Dougherty and Narasimhan have many years of experience working and designing medical sensors. The acquisition of both these talented minds could lead to an advanced wearable device that could track more than just your steps and calories, but also your heart rate or blood pressure.

In an email sent to employees at the end of 2013, Apple’s CEO Tim Cook said, “We have a lot to look forward to in 2014, including some big plans that we think customers are going to love.” In the end, it is still unclear what Apple has planned for 2014, only time will tell.

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