Apple was once one of the most secretive companies in the industry, and even though it keeps doing a lot to keep its future projects under wraps, the Internet proves it can’t be beaten. So far we’ve seen a ton of new hires, and lots of patents that are focused on its future iWatch, and even though we still don’t know when the product will land, we keep getting hints on what it’ll be about.
The company has just hired Roy J.E.M Raymann from Phillips Research, and as it turns out, his main expertise is sleep research, aside from his documented experience in wearables, sensors, and even non-pharmacological methods to improve sleep. It’s clear that Apple is planning to follow one of the current trends we’ve seen from FitBit, among others. Probably the interesting part of this, is the fact that Raymann is an expert in “fixing sleep problems”, so let’s see if the iWatch is really geared to become more than just a fitness and sleep tracker.
Apple’s iWatch is rumored to launch sometime in 2014, and judging by the timing of this hire, it could be by the end of the year. We’ll keep you updated.