Apple CEO Tim Cook garnered a ton of press coverage recently from one pretty straightforward assessment he gave about what he thinks the iPhone maker’s ultimate legacy will be. At some point in the future, he mused, we’ll all look back and regard Apple’s “greatest contribution” to humanity being its work in the area of personal health — a space where the company has certainly been making an even deeper push these days.
At a core of that work, of course, is the latest iteration of the Apple Watch and all the things it can do around spurring people to be healthier.
Everyone already has a sense of some of the most powerful and potentially game-changing features of the Apple Watch Series 4, like its ability to take an ECG right there on your wrist. But Apple is trying to take things even farther — it’s launched a just-announced study with Johnson & Johnson, for example, to see if the watch can be used to spot the risk of a stroke.