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  • Apple Hiring More Medical Talent as Smartwatch Rumors Accelerate


    No, this isn't a rehashed story or old news. Once again, Apple has turned to the medical world to bulk up the talent on its team ahead of what many analysts believe will be the launch of Apple's inaugural smartwatch effort - the so-called iWatch.

    Focusing on professionals with deep biomedical and sensor technology expertise, Apple has just hired Marcelo Malini Lamego, who began working with Apple in recent weeks following a lengthy run (8 years) as the CTO of Cercacor, a medical devices company.

    Lamego's former employer, it should be noted, developed noninvasive monitoring technologies. And this is an area of tech in which Apple has a profound interest. As an expert in the field, Lamego was obviously a natural fit for Apple.

    As CTO, Lamego spearheaded the company's engineering and R&D efforts, where he helped develop the Pronto-7, an award-winning and noninvasive medical device capable of measuring a patient's oxygen saturation and hemoglobin levels, along with a patient's pulse rate. The Pronto-7 is currently being sold by Masimo, a company specializing in noninvasive patient monitoring technologies.
    While we can't say for sure exactly what Apple's new hire is doing at the company today, Network World reports that he is involved in R&D, which means that Apple is likely moving ahead with the smartwatch we keep hearing about.

    Source: Network World
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple Hiring More Medical Talent as Smartwatch Rumors Accelerate started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 2 Comments
    1. jackbauerctu's Avatar
      jackbauerctu -
      Sounds like it will be buggy. I'll just wait for iWatchS to come out.
    1. socalpete's Avatar
      socalpete -
      Quote Originally Posted by jackbauerctu View Post
      Sounds like it will be buggy. I'll just wait for iWatchS to come out.
      I can't wait to jailbreak it!