Apple had a posting on its careers page today seeking physiologists. Normally, a tech company like Apple might not be searching for experts in that field, but several hints have dropped recently suggesting that Apple is creating a heath focus for its rumored iWatch, in addition to a new Healthbook application that will run in iOS 8. A physiologist could help make sure such a product provides the most accurate health information possible.
The job description, first spotted by 9to5Mac, calls for someone with a “good understanding of physiological monitoring equipment, measurement techniques and interpretation of results.” The ideal candidate will also be capable of designing exercise tests focused on “cardiovascular fitness and energy expenditure,” and will know how to “apply relevant knowledge to the design of products and their testing/validation through user studies,” Apple said.
The job posting has since been pulled, apparently, since we weren’t able to find it on Apple’s site when we checked. Apple most recently hired a sleep expert from Philips Research, J.E.M. Raymann, who will likely use his experience in the field to make sure the iWatch is capable of tracking sleep patterns. The iWatch should also offer seamless integration with Apple’s iOS products for providing information on incoming calls, messages and more. Here’s a look at the full posting that was captured before it was removed: