Finds A Purpose
Before the Apple watch became a device exclusively for activity tracking and notifications, it was supposed to be a watch with a medical purpose.
In the last months of Steve Job’s life, he was fighting cancer while managing diabetes. Because he did not like pricking his finger to draw blood, Mr. Job’s authorized an Apple research team to develop a noninvasive glucose reader— turned into a wristwatch. However, because many of the health features were unreliable, Apple ended up turning the device into what it is known for today—an activity tracking and notification device.
Nonetheless, the Apple watch is now finding its medical purpose.
With that being said, September brought forth an interesting report. Apple announced that the Apple watch would become a more of a stand alone device. Since this announcement was made, many device manufacturers have been working on developing medical accessories. An example of this is the electrocardiogram for monitoring heart activity with the purpose to manage chronic conditions straight from their wrist.
This is a stepforward for a device that many deemed unnecessary because most of its components already exist in their smartphone.
Now, the smartwatch has a purpose.
For more information check out this article, “Freed From the iPhone, the Apple Watch Finds a Medical Purpose”