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Apple hires biomedical experts for iWatch

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Apple has been long rumored to be working on its “iWatch” smart watch that will focus on health and fitness. As per the recent rumour, it has already started work on trademarking the name in a number of countries in preparation for a late 2014 launch, and the device is said to be in production as of the second quarter.

According to a report by Reuters, Apple has hired at least half a dozen prominent experts in biomedicine, over the past year, as evident from LinkedIn profile changes. It also cites two people familiar with the hiring as saying that a prominent researcher joined Apple two weeks ago, and that the company is recruiting other medical professionals and hardware experts.

It states that a major part of the hiring is in sensor technology which suggests that the device may allow monitoring everything from blood-sugar levels to nutrition.

Apple has hired biomedical engineers from companies including Vital Connect, Masimo Corp, Sano Intelligence and O2 MedTech, as per the report.

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