Apple continues to hire people focused on the world of health and fitness , thus increasing the human capital working on the development of iWatch. Joining that long list of recruits is Roy J.E.M Raymann of Philips Research, an expert in sleep research with extensive experience in wearables, sensors and non-pharmacological methods for improving sleep quality.
Prior to joining Apple, Raymann, as mentioned above, worked as a senior scientist at Philips Research, on several sleep-related research projects , founded the Philips Sleep Experience Laboratory, a non-clinical sleep research centre, and also conducted projects on various aspects of sleep and sleep monitoring through Philips’ Consumer Lifestyle Sleep Research Program.
The monitoring of sleep patterns is an area that many wearables measure , such as Fitbit’s products, for example. They are able to provide data on sleep patterns and calculate sleep efficiency.
They also offer the possibility of waking up the user by means of silent alarms through vibrations and without disturbing others. There are also many other devices and apps for the iPhone designed to improve and track sleep habits. In light of this movement, Apple is likely to look to integrate this type of measurement into its iWatch.
There have been many hiring that Apple has been doing in the field of health since last year , such as Ravi Narasimhan, from Vital Connect, a company dedicated to the development of biometric sensors and Nancy Dougherty who worked at Sano Intelligence, a small startup that develops a sensor capable of performing periodic analysis of our blood.
A few days ago we also told you how Michael O’Reilly, former executive of Masimo Corporation, dedicated to the development of pulse meters, started working for Apple last summer.
All these contracts focused on health and the control of our vital signs can only be the confirmation that Apple is going to direct its iWatch towards the field of health and fitness , although we will not know this until Apple finally reveals its bet on the wearable market.