Alphabet's Verily division recently announced a wearable that it will use to collect heath data in an attempt to warn you of an undiagnosed illness. The company has just announced a new study they will conduct that will have volunteers use the wearable for certain period of time and also have...
Back in September it was reported that Alphabet's Verily division was working on a smartwatch, but that it would be used for medical research. Today, we see the device has been announced and that it will track health data such as heart rate, electrodermal activity and body movement.
Verily is a subsidiary of Alphabet, and Optos is a subsidiary of Nikon. Both of these companies have just announced a partnership so they can work on developing advanced screening for diabetic eye disease (which will help diagnose diabetic retinopathy and diabetic macular edema).
It seems that Alphabet's Verily lab has been working on, and produced, hundreds of health wearables for testing purposes. This will not be a consumer product though. Instead, Alphabet is using it for its Baseline Study and is simply gathering health data with it.
Google is spinning off its Life Sciences division to become its own entity under the Alphabet umbrella. It's name is Verily, chosen for its connection the word "true." The company's focus is just as it's always been -- to research how technology can help improve and save lives.