Alphabet’s life sciences unit Verily recently unveiled a wrist-worn “Study Watch” which is designed to gather complex health data in clinical studies.
“Study Watch is meant for research and will be put to work in several studies including a multi-year study to identify patterns in the progression of Parkinson’s disease”, according to a blog post by Verily team members David He, Tushar Parlikar, and Harry Xiao.
“The ability to passively capture health data is critical to the success of continuous care platforms and clinical research,” the post from the Google sister company said.
“Study Watch represents another step in our targeted efforts to create new tools for unobtrusive bio-sensing.””Multiple physiological and environmental sensors are designed to measure relevant signals for studies spanning cardiovascular, movement disorders, and other areas,” the blog post said.”Examples include electrocardiogram, heart rate, electrodermal activity, and inertial movements.”
This Study Watch comes as Apple continues to improve capabilities of its smartwatch along with support for Health Kit and Research Kit software which is used by researchers and care providers and individuals interested in fitness.
As per a report from CNBC a secret team is working on enhancing Apple Watch sensors to monitor the blood sugar levels of wearers in what would be considered a diabetes breakthrough.
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Madhurima Goyal, From ITvoir News Desk