We are hearing fun rumors about the iWatch again. It seems the device will be more than just a good looking watch and basic fitness tracker. Apple has already hired sleep experts to help out with the project. It is now hiring physiologists to run fitness and energy expenditure tests. We are already hearing that Apple is working on its own health app for the next major release of iOS. Here are some of the key qualifications for this position:
- Good understanding of physiological monitoring equipment, measurement techniques and interpretation of results
- Experience with indirect calorimetry to measure energy expenditure for a range of activities and environments
- Ability to design tests isolating the impact of various factors (activities, environments, individual subject differences, etc.) on the physiological effects being measured
- Experience with exercise testing – how to conduct, interpreting results, determining when to halt testing, etc.
Apple has already removed the listing. But the cat is out of the bag, not that it was in it in the first place. The iWatch is expected to be a very lucrative device for Apple. No wonder the company is going out of its way to get it right.