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Here’s what to make of Amazon’s potential connected health play

Amazon has a secret team called 1492 is exploring opportunities for the company in digital health, according to CNBC.

While there’s no evidence that the team is currently exploring connected health devices, it’s possible it could eventually do so.

This is an approach that other large tech companies are also taking — earlier this year CNBC also reported that Apple had a similar group working on non-invasive blood glucose monitoring. Amazon evidently wants to shield its efforts from public attention; it has removed all mentions of 1492 from its careers site and all employees working in the group have removed it from their Linkedin profiles.

Amazon’s potential advantages in the connected health device market likely outnumber it’s disadvantages.

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