Apple is ramping up its medical tech workforce

“What comes after the Apple Watch? The Apple Watch 2? A new fitness- and health-focused wearable? Something else entirely?” Stephanie M. Lee reports for BuzzFeed. “That’s not yet clear, but Apple is hard at work on whatever it is, as a handful of new hires and job postings suggest.”

“Apple demonstrated its interest in health and medicine last spring and summer by releasing the Apple Watch, whose biometric sensors make the device an activity and heart rate tracker, and ResearchKit, a software framework that lets researchers conduct clinical trials through iPhone apps,” Lee reports. “And the company’s efforts in the wearable space are likely to continue: An Apple Watch 2 with updated features is rumored to arrive sometime this year, and, late last year, Cook hinted that Apple may have a separate health-related project in the works.”

“Cook’s interview ran Nov. 10. Since November, Apple has posted at least four job listings in its health technology division, among them listings for biomedical engineers and a lab technician, mostly focused on devices that measure physiological signs,” Lee reports. “And since October, at least five people with medical research and development experience have joined Apple, according to a review of LinkedIn profiles.”

Much more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Smartbands for Apple Watch, hopefully, are part of the equation.

Apple’s Tim Cook declares the end of the PC and hints at new medical product – November 10, 2015


  1. Smart bands make a lot of sense to me. We may also see specialty watches, for example, working out versus a night out, hence the ability pair with multiple watches.

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