A glucose sensor is expected to be included in the Galaxy Watch 4 and Apple Watch 7

Using the optical heart rate sensor on your wrist, your next wristwatch may be able to detect glucose in your blood. According to ETNews, this is the case.

According to the story, both Apple and Samsung are working on such a device. The technology may be included in the Apple Watch Series 7, Samsung Galaxy Watch 4, and/or Watch Active 3.

For years, the Cupertino firm has been thought to be working on glucose-monitoring technologies. Its name is even on a couple of such patents. Fitbit is also interested, but this is the first time we’ve heard that Samsung is interested.

A demonstration by Quantum Operations Inc., based in Japan, demonstrated that such measurements may be taken from the wrist. They demonstrated a watch at CES 2021 that can continually detect glucose in a person’s bloodstream via the skin, as well as heart rate and ECG. The spectrum sensing technology, which is incorporated into both the watch and the band, is the brain.

They did state, however, that it is only a prototype. and that it needs more development before it can be used in watches.

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Samsung and Apple, according to ETNews, use identical technology to obtain their results. They want to use Raman spectroscopy to figure out how much glucose is in the blood. The two companies are collaborating with scientists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to ensure the method’s high reliability.

Diabetes is a chronic disease in which a person’s blood sugar level rises too high. It is one of our time’s most rapidly expanding health risks, as well as an urgent public health issue. The disease affects 9.3 percent of Americans, or 29.1 million people, according to US government figures.Nearly 400 million people worldwide are infected with the disease.

Non-invasive glucose monitoring is regarded as diabetes treatment’s holy grail. Many people have tried for years to solve the problem, with no real-world success. It appears that Apple and Samsung are nearing the finish line.

The Apple Watch Series 7 is expected to be released in September. When Samsung will debut the Galaxy Watch 4, and Watch Active 3, is unclear. In the second half of the year, we might see one of these two as part of the unpacking event.

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