Smart wearable devices are mostly developing towards having more sports and health-related functions, and continue to expand the scope of applications to enhance their application value and competitiveness.
This is exactly where Apple is strong.
On February 14th, a new patent application statement submitted by Apple to the United States Patent and Trademark Office indicated that it is planning to launch a technology called “Dynamic Environment Including Environmental Sensor Enhanced Megahertz Spectroscopy and Imaging” to allow Apple Watch to emit Radio frequency, then calculate the degree of radio frequency absorption and finally get blood glucose readings.
It is reported that Apple’s technology is currently facing some difficulties-the sensor is integrated into the electronic device requires a hole or opening, so that the sensor can be in contact with the air. However, this opening may also reduce the waterproof performance of the device, which puts considerable requirements and challenges on the waterproof design of the Apple Watch.
In addition, blood glucose readings must be accurate. If the error is too large, there may be a risk of ingesting the wrong dose of insulin for users who use this as a medication guide.
Moreover, the Apple Watch, which supports non-invasive blood glucose detection, is packed with more sensors, which will put a greater pressure on the body space, and the battery consumption will be much faster than in the past, and the price should rise after the cost rises.
It is worth mentioning that the content described in the patent application indicates that the technology can also be used to detect skin problems, but there is no sign that Apple has invested in this area.