One of the biggest pulls of the wearable technology trend is the effect it could have on the health care industry. Through the use of biometric scanning and mobile device connectivity, products like the Fitbit are changing the way that individuals are able to monitor and track things like active time, workout regiment, sleep patterns and water consumption daily.
According to a recent article from The Telegraph, this could be one of the main reasons that development of the Apple iWatch has been delayed. The argument made by some observers is that the company wants to improve the product's health care potential before bringing it to market.
It is for this reason that the article is also reporting that Apple has just hired Nancy Dougherty from startup Sano Intelligence and Ravi Narasimhan from general medical devices firm Vital Connect. The pair is highly experienced in health technology hardware and development. Dougherty worked on a patch to monitor blood glucose levels without requiring a blog sample, while Narasimhan has a history with biosensor technology.
"It is thought that their combined experience could enable Apple to incorporate some innovative health features into its rumored smart watch, helping the company to compete in the burgeoning wearable electronics market," the article reads.
The health care industry is going to play a major role in the future of wearable technology devices and servers. This means many medical facilities could soon find themselves needing to incorporate Apple products and strategies into how they diagnose and track patient care, something an experienced Mac support service can help with.