Apple is secretly developing non-invasive sensors for monitoring blood sugar levels of diabetes patients continuously without any user involvement, according to a recent report by CNBC. The company has hired a secret team of biomedical engineers who are currently working from a small office in Palo Alto to accomplish this dream envisioned by Apple's late co-founder Steve Jobs.
Constant monitoring and evaluation of diabetic patients using sensors could help them to keep their blood sugar levels in check, which could be a life-saving tool for many.
Furthermore, it is reported that only Apple has been successful in using the new sensors for various clinical trials and performing feasibility analysis along the Bay Area in the US, despite several other companies failing in their numerous attempts at developing such a sensor.
Apple has reportedly hired numerous biomedical experts and consultants to ensure the project runs within the regulatory norms and meets the industry standard. The company has plans to integrate optical sensors into its Apple Watch, wherein blood glucose levels could be monitored by flashing some light through the skin of the patient.
As the industry expert John L. Smith suggests, there are technical challenges involved in enabling the sensor to automatically detect the blood sugar levels of the person who is wearing the Apple Watch.
With Apple devoting a significant part of its human resources and time for the development of blood sugar level sensor, we could soon hear some positive news about its real-life implementation on the wearable device.