Apple Makes Another Medical Field Hire, Possibly for iWatch Team

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  1. RaduTyrsina

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    The iWatch is what most of Apple’s fan-base is expecting as the next great product that Cupertino will release. Besides rumors, leaks and assumptions, we can analyze Apple’s own moves and decide whether an iOS smartwatch makes sense or not. Now, according to the MobiHealtNews publication, Apple has hired Michael O’Reilly, former chief medical officer and executive vice president of medical affairs at pulse oximeter firm Masimo Corporation.

    At the moment, it is not sure what O’Reilly will be doing at Apple, but it’s interesting to know that the Masimo Corporation where he worked launched an iPhone-compatible pulse oximeter back in 2012. For those who don’t know, pulse oximetry refers to the measurement of the human pulse by monitoring oxygen saturation in the blood stream.

    To think that Apple could launch an iPhone along with a pulse oximeter is pretty farfetched, so it’s most likely that O’Reilly’s knowledge will be used in developing the iWatch, which is expected to incorporate advanced health monitoring features. Over the course of the last year, Apple has made several hires from the medical and sensor field, which can be considered as a sign that we’re getting closer to the moment when we will see Apple unveil the iWatch. What do you think – can this become reality or not?

    Source: iPhoneForums

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