Many people – myself included – have been wondering what Apple has up its sleeve when it comes to wearables. We know that they’ve met with the FDA to talk about medical devices, but apparently “fitness” wasn’t thinking big enough. Rather health at it relates to a much wider range of applications seems to be the idea.
Apple’s head of mergers and acquisitions (M&A), Adrian Perica, along with CEO Tim Cook, reportedly met with Tesla’s Elon Musk back in the spring of 2013. Also, Apple’s Tomlinson Holman, formerly of THX, has reportedly been looking at ways to detect heart attacks. Both bits of news come by way of Thomas Lee and David R. Baker at SFGate.
“[Under] Holman, Apple is exploring ways to measure noise “turbulence” as it applies to blood flow. The company wants to develop software and sensors that can predict heart attacks by identifying the sound blood makes as it tries to move through an artery clogged with plaque, the source said.”
Health and fitness certainly seems like an area Apple’s focusing on, for the rumored iWatch, iPhone 6, and the iOS 8 and HealthBook app that’ll tie is all together.