Tim Cook spotted testing glucose tracking on Apple Watch

Cook What’s Tim hiding up his sleeves?
Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac

The next major breakthrough for Apple Watch is currently being
tested by none other than Apple CEO and fitness freak Tim Cook.

A new report
claims that Cook has been spotted walking around Apple’s
corporate headquarters wearing a special Apple Watch attachment
that could be a game-changer for people with diabetes.

According to
CNBC
, the Apple CEO has was seen test-driving a device that
tracks blood sugar. The device allegedly connects directly to
his Apple Watch.

“A source said that Cook was wearing a prototype
glucose-tracker on the Apple Watch, which points to future
applications that would make the device a “must have” for
millions of people with diabetes — or at risk for the
disease.

The Ultimate Health Tracker


Apple
reportedly has a team of dozens of engineers working on the
“holy grail” of health tracking. Work on the project has
supposedly been on-going for the past five years, but it sounds
like the first product could nearly be ready for its public
debut if Cook is testing it out in the public.


It’s unknown whether the device Cook
is wearing is made by Apple’s team, or if it comes from an
outside partner. Cook told students at University of Glasgow
earlier this year that he had been wearing a continuous glucose
monitor for a few weeks before visiting the country.

Monitoring
glucose from a wearer’s wrist is especially difficult, but
Apple’s bio-experts may have found a solution that’s just as
accurate as under-the-skin sensors.


Feasibility
trials are already underway, based on a
report last month
that claimed the company is testing it at
clinical sites in the Bay Area. Consultants have also been
hired by Apple to help it navigate regulatory pathways to bring
it to the market.




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