Apple Was Already Developing Handwashing Sensing Before COVID-19 Hit

Source: Mobi Health News

When Apple vice president of technology Kevin Lynch announced at WWDC last week that Apple Watch would add an automatic handwashing-detection feature in its next update, many people naturally assumed the feature was prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic – a public health emergency that has strongly underscored the importance of handwashing.

Not so, Lynch told MobiHealthNews in a recent interview. The feature has been in development for years, he said, and the timeliness of the launch is just serendipity.

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