In addition to hand-washing tests and other features, Apple said it would support further research to turn the Apple Watch into a device that can be used to fight the new crown pneumonia,media reported. From the Contact Exposure Notification API, developed with Google, to watchOS 7’s hand-washing alert stake, Apple has launched a series of initiatives to help curb the spread of the virus in the context of the current new crown virus pandemic.
In addition to washing hands, the Apple Watch seems to be particularly suited to a variety of medical applications. According to TechCrunch, the device allows doctors to remotely monitor a patient’s electrocardiogram without the risk of infection.
However, Apple has yet to make any statement about the potential anti-epidemic benefits of its flagship wearabledevice. But the company says it is supporting health-related initiatives by empowering its colleagues in the field.
“While we don’t yet specialize in how Apple Watch tracks the new crown virus, we’re happy to support ongoing research in the medical community,” said Sumbul Ahmad Desai, Apple’s vice president of health.
In fact, this is an area that Apple has been working on for some time. Apple has reportedly been developing hand-washing for years.
While Apple’s path to medical technology has been led by The Apple Watch, it could eventually be rolled out to other hardware devices such as AirPods.