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The Apple Watch would be an ally against diabetes: the device could finally include a glucometer

Manzana he would be working on a glucometer for his smartwatch. This sensor allows those with diabetes to monitor their blood sugar levels.

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According to Bloomberg media, this new implementation has been baptized as E5 and its goal is “to measure the amount of glucose in someone’s body without needing to prick the skin to obtain blood.”

Those from Cupertino are developing this project based on a technology called silicon photonics and a measurement system called optical absorption spectroscopy.

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How would it work? A laser with a specific wavelength would be emitted, which would allow to pass through the skin of the person. These waves, when reflected, would analyze the concentration of glucose.

Diabetes afflicts more than 500 million people worldwide, according to the International Diabetes Federation (IDF). If Apple manages to integrate this technology into its smart watches, many would benefit.

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For now, this technology is in testing phase and hundreds of engineers are working on it. Sources close to it say that the project is viable, but it must be reduced in size to achieve a practical application.

It remains to be waiting for news from Apple.

Source: Elcomercio

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