Apple’s foray into health: Tim Cook testing wearable blood sugar tracker

Apple's foray into health: Tim Cook testing wearable blood sugar tracker

According to CNBC, the Apple team is working at a non-descript office, miles from corporate headquarters.

We heard a rumor recently that the new Apple Watch will be able to monitor glucose levels, this could help people who have diabetes and also it could help identify people who have yet to be diagnosed.

Apple CEO Tim Cook has been spotted testing a glucose monitor prototype which was connected to his Apple Watch to understand how his blood sugar is affected by food and exercise.”The company is said to have a team of biomedical engineers working on developing sensors for non-invasively monitoring blood sugar levels”, CNBC reported on Friday.

CEO Tim Cook has been spotted on the company’s campus with a wearable device attatched to his Apple Watch that tracks his blood sugar level, sources told CNBC on Thursday.

However, the Apple Watch seems like the most likely candidate at this stage. Notably, in a talk with students at the University of Glasgow in February, Cook revealed that he had been wearing a continuous glucose monitor for a few weeks. Glucose trackers now on the market use sensors that penetrate the skin. “Very excited.” Just a couple days ago another report claimed that Apple is planning to update its Apple Watch with glucose monitoring capabilities for diabetics and smart bands that add additional functionality. Earlier this week, tech website BGR published a report that said Apple will introduce a “game-changing glucose monitoring feature in an upcoming Apple Watch”, citing a source familiar with the matter.

Apple does not typically comment on rumours such as this one.