A future version of the Apple Watch may give the wearable devices the ability to measure blood pressure, blood glucose, and blood alcohol levels, according to newly-revealed information about one of Apple’s business partners.
MacRumors reports that the Apple Watch may be receiving a number of major updates, giving the wearable health-tracking device the ability to measure a user’s blood pressure, blood glucose, and blood alcohol levels. Apple has been revealed to be the largest customer of British biometric start-up Rockley Photonics, according to a report from the Telegraph.
Rockley Photonics is currently developing non-invasive optical sensors that will detect multiple blood-related health metrics, including blood pressure, blood glucose, and blood alcohol levels. Many of these metrics are only measurable via blood tests or other more invasive dedicated medical equipment.
Rockley’s sensors work by beaming infrared light through a user’s skin, similar to how the existing sensors on