The Apple iWatch has been a long awaited product. The rumour mill has been spin out yarns about it’s size and functionality and the usual specification predictions that we’ve come to expect when ever an Apple Product is poised to make its début. Apple as a company however, has pretty much thrown away innovation. Every new iPhone or iPad is simply a refurbished, thinner, lighter and faster version of its former self. Even with small improvements like the finger print scanner that came with the iPhone 5s, Apple now fails to amaze. However, the iWatch may change all of that.
Apple has reportedly hired many household names (household names in technology that is), to equip its new watch with features that monitor the wearers vital processes, most notably the heartbeat. Apple has hired Tomlinson Holman, an audio engineer who previously worked for George Lucas at Lucas Film and helped develop THX, a sound system for cinemas that provides high quality surround sound.
Essentially, the iWatch could be equipped with a microphone to monitor heartbeat and predict if the wearer will soon have a heart attack. A warning like that would allow the wearer to call the hospital, the police or take an aspirin to alleviate their condition.
Amongst this great feature the iWatch maybe equipped with sensors to monitor sleeping patterns, blood glucose levels, pulse, respiration levels and haemoglobin content. Apple has hired engineers from many companies that have manufactured devices to monitor all of the aforementioned things. If they manage to squeeze all that functionality in to the iWatch it will perhaps be the first truly innovative product from Apple in a long time.