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Recent Apple hires with medical sensor background said to be working on iWatch project

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By Jared DiPane on 20 Jan 2014 08:42 am

Apple has recently added two new team members who have strong backgrounds in medical sensors, and they are both said to be working on the iWatch project. While digging around the folks at 9to5Mac uncovered that Apple has recently hired Nancy Dougherty and Ravi Narasimhan who could both be extremely valuable to the project. Nancy Dougherty comes from startup Sano Intelligence while Ravi Narasimhan is from Vital Connect, a general medical devices firm. Combined this experience will allow Apple to take the iWatch beyond just pushing notifications to the wrist.

Additionally Mark Gurman of 9to5Mac has heard that Apple is working to incorporate iris scanning technology into the watch as well, which would be another huge feature addition. Being able to track your fitness and monitor your health in addition to displaying your notifications will put Apple way beyond the features of most of the current smartwatches on the market.

Now we are left to wonder just how much of this technology Apple will incorporate into their iWatch and when they will actually bring it to market. 

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Recent Apple hires with medical sensor background said to be working on iWatch project

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Not track like that, but actually acquire the data from your body. More like Basis than Fitbit. My perfect combo would be all the best parts of Pebble and Gear with the biometrics of the Basis.