Apple develops device that predicts heart attack by listening to blood vessels?
According to the San Francisco Chronicle, Apple is expanding its reach into the medical device sector. The starting point will be a product capable of predicting heart attacks by listening to the sound of blood as they are pumped through the vascular system in the body.
Apple is said to be working with sound engineer Tomlinson Holman to develop such a system, unfortunately not much information is revealed about this device. Holman is renowned for his work on developing some notable sound techniques, such as the Lucasfilm THX system or the first 10.2 speaker system.
This is not the first time Apple has shown its interest in the health sector. Last month, Apple officials were reported to have met with the US Food and Drug Administration to talk about " medical applications on mobile devices . " The upcoming iOS 8 operating system will likely also focus on health monitoring features.
In addition, the source added that Apple is also interested in cars. The Chronicle says Adrian Perica, head of Apple's merger and acquisition division, met CEO Elon Musk from Tesla last year, but did not know what the meeting was about. The company has filed patent-related automobiles, including iOS in the Car, an information and entertainment system used in automobiles.
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