What it is: Apple is known to be researching a non-invasive glucose monitoring sensor.
One of the most lucrative and life-saving inventions ever could be a non-invasive glucose monitor. When Apple was readying the Apple Watch, they supposedly tested a glucose sensor that would measure levels through contact with the skin. Supposedly those test results proved inaccurate so that’s why the Apple Watch didn’t include a glucose sensor.
Later rumors suggested Apple could be testing a smart band that would link with the Apple Watch. This would allow the Apple Watch to avoid Food and Drug Administration (FDA) testing for health sensors while providing the Apple Watch with an additional accessory for people who need to mentor their glucose levels. Now it appears that the AirPods could be a better solution for a wearable computer to monitor glucose levels than an Apple Watch.
The reason for this is because the ear canal closer access to blood near the brain. By wearing special glucose sensors in the ear that could link with the Apple Watch, Apple could provide an accessory for people who need glucose monitoring while avoiding FDA approval for future iterations of the Apple Watch. By detecting glucose non-invasively through the ear canal, such a glucose sensor could be more accurate and dependable.
Whatever happens, the fact is that non-invasive glucose monitoring will be a feature of an upcoming wearable computer. For people who need it, such a non-invasive sensor could be literally life-saving. Wearable computers will excel at providing real-time health monitoring, so if you think you don’t need a wearable computer, ask yourself if you need your health. Because everyone needs their health, wearable computers will only become more important in the future.