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.
Source: Network World