Apple is known for setting trends in the field of technology but this time it is trying to create something in the field of medicine.A secret team of researchers at the company are working on combining the two in order to tackle diabetes.
The project was supposedly envisioned by co-founder Steve Jobs before his death.
Apple has hired a team of biomedical engineers as part of the secret project, according to reports in CNBC.According to reports upto 30 people are believed to be working on the project, which has been running for five years – according to CNBC’s sources.
They also say that the firm has been carrying out clinical trials in San Francisco and has also hired consultants to look into the rules and regulations around bringing such a product to market.
The engineers are believed to be working from a nondescript office in Palo Alto, around 15 miles away from the new Apple corporate headquarters in Cupertino, California.
The number of people with diabetes has risen from 108 million in 1980 to 422 million in 2014 – the latest year for which global figures are available – according to the World Heath Organisation.