Google is now working on a new health-tracking wristband specially built for medical purposes. The wearable is similar to the other fitness-trackers but will includes a few new features to provide detailed analysis.
The wristband could be used in clinical trials and drug tests to provide patient's data to the physicians. It will also measure pulse, heart rhythm and skin temperature, and also environmental information like light exposure and noise levels, according to a report by Bloomberg.
"Our intended use is for this to become a medical device that's prescribed to patients or used for clinical trials," Bloomberg reported citing, Andy Conrad, head of the life sciences team at Google.
The wristband has been developed within the company's Google X research division. It essentially is a sensor packed wristband that even constantly produce an electrocardiogram (ECG) patterns.
It will help doctors, researchers and drug makers to continuously track patients health condition even outside of the lab.
However, Google has also included health-monitoring features in its Android Wear. Many Android Wear smartwatchs from its partner such as LG, Samsung and Sony has come up with wearable devices that do health-monitoring. Meanwhile, Apple has also have smartwatch and devices with health features.
Furthermore, the Google X team was responsible for Google's driver-less car technology and delivery drones