An optical sensor would be what is necessary according to ETNews for the next Apple Watch model, which would be the Series 7 is capable of measuring blood glucose. The middle acquaintance MacRumors It also explains that Apple has in its possession several patents on the control of blood glucose with an optical sensor designed by the firm itself with which no puncture is required.
These types of measurements require a continuous glucose monitor implanted in the body (CGM) or a small puncture in which a drop of blood is directly analyzed with an external blood sugar meter. It seems that Apple would have a technology to perform this type of analysis without the need to puncture the patient, something that today would be really revolutionary to get it.
During the past year 2017 it was said that in Cupertino a team of engineers was created that was explicitly dedicated to the work of creation, development and design of this non-invasive sensor. With the passing of the months and the non-arrival of this, this option was put aside a bit but last year Tim Cook explained to the media that the Apple watch was right at the beginning of their options, that they were testing various functions mind-blowing and of course, this would be it.
Apple is clear that they are not going to launch something by halves and that is why it seems that they are focusing on checking the reliability and stability of the sensor before launching it on the market within the capabilities of the watch. The truth is performing an electrocardiogram or measuring oxygen saturation are interesting but more "physically" feasible functionsIt remains to be seen if Apple will achieve this blood glucose measurement.
We ourselves have a doctor among the editors, Luis Padilla, and Whenever the topic of the possible blood glucose measurement function for the Apple Watch comes up we have said that it would be really amazing to get it. A great advance if it is achieved.