Over the years, Apple has introduced new health tracking capabilities to the Apple Watch. This came in the form of an ECG monitoring tool and with the Series 6, they also introduced blood oxygen monitoring. Now it seems that in the future, there could be an Apple Watch that could come with asthma monitoring.

This is according to a report from CNBC in which it was revealed that Apple has teamed up with various researchers at Anthem and U.C. Irvine where they are looking to study the relationship between blood oxygen levels and asthma. Basically, the study wants to see if the Apple Watch is capable of monitoring or detecting asthma-related issues.

However, as with all health monitoring features on the Apple Watch, they’re not necessarily designed to replace professional medical grade equipment or a diagnosis from a doctor. According to Sachin Gupta, a pulmonologist based in San Francisco, “It certainly will be effective at sending nudges, but whether these lead to modification of behavior or ultimately alarm fatigue and discontinuation is to be determined.”

It has also been previously rumored that Apple is working on a non-invasive method of glucose monitoring, although when exactly that will debut in the Apple Watch remains to be seen, if at all.

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