“Ever since Apple’s computer band or iWatch patent came to light there’s been a lot of speculation about Apple’s device melding with a medical monitoring system,” Jack Purcher reports for Patently Apple. “Tim Cook pointing to the Nike+FuelBand at the All Things Digital Conference last year helped to hype the idea.”
“Last week it was reported that Apple’s medical team for iWatch now includes former Masimo CMO Michael O’Reilly,” Purcher reports. “The report presents a list of high profile hires added to Apple’s medical team thus far. On Friday the New York Times Bits columnist Nick Bilton revealed that Apple executives met with the F.D.A. dot discuss medical applications. The report further noted that Kevin Lynch, the company’s vice president of technology, is involved in creating software for the iWatch, and that SVP of Technology Bob Mansfield has also been looking at health-related tech to connect to the iPhone.”
“The momentum is building and Patently Apple discovered an interesting patent last week that was developed by Naeem Ansari, the very same Ansari that was behind Apple’s latest financial system patent application that we posted last Thursday,” Purcher reports. “In our ongoing patent related research we discovered that Ansari filed for a medical related invention back in 2012 that is designed to work with Apple’s iPhone.”
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dan K.” for the heads up.]
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