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The Next Apple Watch May Get Even More Life-Saving Features That Everyone Would Need

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Apple has been at the forefront when it comes to adding health features to the Apple Watch that end up saving lives. The smartwatch is already capable of taking Electrocardiograph (ECG) readings, blood oxygen (SpO2) readings and also has a fall-detection feature. All of these features on the Apple Watch have been credited for saving numerous lives and it seems like Apple is looking to add even more life-saving features.

Next Apple Watch To Get More Life-Saving Tech © MensXP_Akshay Bhalla

According to a recent report by British outlet The Telegraph, a British start-up called Rockley Photonics is looking to supply new types of sensors to Apple. These sensors could be used in devices that can detect blood glucose levels, alcohol levels and take blood pressure readings. 

The British start-up has shown in listed documents as Apple being a major contributor towards its revenues. The company primarily focuses on developing sensors that track blood glucose, blood pressure, and blood alcohol levels. It’s not a long shot to assume that these features could make their way to the Apple Watch as soon as 2022. 

Wearables having the ability to track blood sugar or blood pressure isn’t news as previous leaks have suggested that even Samsung is working on a smartwatch with similar capabilities. The South Korean giant developed a system to monitor blood sugar levels using the Rama Spectroscopy method. This process uses lasers to determine the chemical composition of a user. 

Next Apple Watch To Get More Life-Saving Tech © MensXP_Akshay Bhalla

Apple is said to be working on a patent application for components that could be used to monitor glucose levels through the skin. Having said that, this method could put the accuracy of the feature in question until it has been tested thoroughly. Having said that, at CES 2021, a Japanese Company, Quantum Operations did showcase a wearable prototype that uses the Rama Spectroscopy method to determine blood sugar readings. The device was able to give a result in 20 seconds and we could expect something similar from Samsung’s next Galaxy Watch if the company decides to implement the feature. 

Source: The Telegraph


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