A new patent from Apple shows that the blood glucose monitoring system is not just hearsay. It seems that they are really working on it and although we are sure it will not be easy all these people who need to check their glucose level daily they could find a very good alternative.
The truth is that patents cannot be the turning point and less in Apple than patenting "even the air you breathe" but of course this new patent published by Apple Insider it could change our lives to be implemented in a smart watch from the Cupertino company.
The patent talks about a non-invasive meter
It is important to note that the rest of the functions cannot be affected by this and therefore it is a major challenge for all Apple engineers to achieve it. In this case, they have been related to a terahertz electromagnetic radiation. Simply explained it would be a kind of electromagnetic wave that will be able to indicate the level of glucose in the blood thanks to the absorption of tissue.
It sounds complicated and it is. We cannot and should not be under any illusions about this new patent since it is quite a long way off, but if it could be implemented in the Apple Watch, it would not only serve to detect glucose levels, it would also be able to detect other skin conditions.
It seems that Apple is serious about implementing this feature And although it is only a patent, we hope that this is one of those that you end up seeing in a real way on an Apple device. It would undoubtedly be a spectacular advance and would avoid having to perform a puncture or the implantation of a subcutaneous sensor (such as the one already used today) to measure this important value for people with diabetes.