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CNBC Reports that Alphabet's Verily has been working on health-tracking shoes

Posted on February 04, 2019 by Medtech[y] Staff

According to CNBC, Alphabet's Verily is developing health-tracking shoes to measure movement, weight and falls.

What to know:

  • Alphabet's Verily has been showing off a prototype of shoes that can track weight, movement, and potentially even detect falls.
  • Verily has pitched the prototype in hopes of securing a co-development partner, according to two people familiar.
  • Verily's team is working on a wide range of health-related hardware projects, including "smart" contact lenses and a "smart" spoon to make it easier for people with movement disorders to eat.

Just last week, we reported that Verily's Study Watch received FDA 510(K) clearance for ECG. With Apple receiving most of the recent headlines for the Apple Watch and its ECG app, it's clear that Alphabet is intent on boosting their presence in the healthcare market with wearables.