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mHealth: Apple’s long looked to bring medical tech into the fold

May 19, 2014 by Arezu Sarvestani

A search of Apple’s patents shows that the company has long had medical devices in its cross-hairs, keeping health monitoring in mind when envisioning new sensors, wireless communications and other technologies.

Much has been made recently of Apple’s (NSDQ:AAPL) interest in medical technologies, especially surrounding the rumored iWatch that Apple has yet to confirm or deny, but the tech giant has been looking at healthcare devices for years.

Apple patents for everything from speech recognition programs to motion-based sensors include a nod to potential healthcare applications, and the company has several sensor patents that could provide data on heart rate, respiration and other medical data.

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Josh Sandberg

Josh Sandberg is the President of Ortho Sales Partners and Partner for The De Angelis Group. He also serves as Co-Founder and Editor of OrthoSpineNews.

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