Another Biosensor Expert Joins Apple’s Ranks

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With rumors of the iWatch and future Apple products focusing on health continuing to swell, Apple has hired yet another medical device expert.

Marcelo Malini Lamego joined Apple at the end of last month, having previously spent 8 years as the CTO of Cercacor — a medical device company, based in Irvine, CA, involved with the development of non-invasive patient monitoring technologies, including medical devices and sensors.

During his time at Cercacor, Lamego developed the Pronto-7: an award-winning device designed to measure a patient’s oxygen saturation and hemoglobin levels, along with their pulse rate.

Prior to this, Lamego studied at Stanford University, where he published a number of papers including this one relating to neurointerfaces.

While Lamego’s LinkedIn profile currently shows him as working in the generic role of R&D at Apple, his past history (which includes being named on several patents) would make him an obvious fit for the company’s sensor-based technologies in some capacity.

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