Tim Cook, the present CEO of Apple industries, has lost 30 pounds of his body weight! This is the latest threshold news of the technology world. Still wondering what’s the big deal? A 56-year-old guy getting in shape is nothing compared to Tsutomu Tosuka who scooped the bodybuilding championship at age of 74, or the next door grandpa who has been hitting the gym & keeping blood sugar moderated by supervision under his doctor.
So what’s the big deal? Tim cook stated during an interview in Apple campus “My watch helped me lose 30 pounds”. “WOW!” goes the chubby guy watching the interview with a double cheeseburger, who has an Apple Watch on waiting for the secret to being revealed.
Prototype glucose tracker
The wait hasn’t finished yet according to CNBC, he has been wearing a prototype glucose tracker that pairs with the upcoming Apple Watch. Last month, CNBC also reported that Apple has hired a team of biomechanical engineers to develop a noninvasive (no more penetration!) device to monitor the blood sugar levels of people with diabetes. Tim cook said:
“It’s mentally anguishing to stick yourself many times a day to check your blood sugar. There is lots of hope out there that if someone has constant knowledge of what they’re eating, they can instantly know what causes the response… and that they can adjust well before they become diabetic.”
sourced by CNBC.
This is the era of gadgets and apps is leaving behind the tech of old days and is introducing new ones every day. Whereas, the Biological science is still far from the shore. Those creepy needles still penetrate through your skin every time you go for a sugar check in your blood which is painful.
There are typical glucose monitors available in the market which are invasive, bulky and cumbersome.
Can we hope that Apple Watch is going to break free of all those bindings towards a new future of health issues?
The vision of the Zeus of Apple, Steve Jobs, was crafted in this division during his tenure as Apple CEO. This ‘work on progress’ sticker has been gummed for five years and they are still hiding like Dr. Octopus before clinging to the head of Spiderman. Tim Cook has said in the past that certain features like blood monitoring require approval and regulation by the FDA. Biomedical expert John L. Smith said developing such a device has been “the most difficult technical challenge I have encountered in my career” reported by CNBC.
Type 1 or Type 2, doesn’t matter which diabetes you got, the needle that stings is going to give you the same type of agony that patients endure every day of their lives. So, hurry up Apple, get this tech in the market.